Family of victim in Trotwood chase speaks out

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – A family is mourning the loss of their loved one, after a deadly police pursuit.

2 NEWS has learned the identity of the pedestrian hit and killed,  27-year-old Agyasi J. Ector.

2 NEWS spoke with the Trotwood Police Captain John Porter Friday; he says officers followed protocol during the drug investigation and chase Thursday.

Ector was crushed by the suspect’s vehicle when it crashed into him.

Only 2 NEWS’ Beairshelle Edmé spoke with Ector’s family.

Ector’s uncle, Robert Campbell, say Agyasi, known by loved ones as AJ, was fun-loving and was working towards his life goals.

He says his nephew slipped near death once with a tragic accident and can’t believe he’s now gone because of this crash.

“He went to work — on a way to work and some fool came down the street and hit him,” said a shaken Campbell.

Ector’s uncle says he raised his nephew since he was a baby.

Campbell says A-J was working a good job at Office Depot, just minutes away from where the young man was hit.

His uncle says this second strike is a blow to his family.

15 years ago, Ector was also hit by a car, leaving him in a permanent brace.

“It’s rough because since it came out my mother died then my nephew died and now he died,” said Campbell, who reflected on his recent misfortunes.

Campbell says despite so many losses, the loss is still tough.

A recent stroke victim, the 62-year-old says he and his nephew were a team.

Trotwood Police say Ector was walking in the area of Olive Road and Shiloh Springs Road when he was hit.

“Because of the excessive speed of this gentleman I’m not sure if anybody would have been able to evade and move away,” explained Captain John Porter.

Police say the chase was as fast as 100 miles per hour.

Campbell says despite that, there’s no excuse for his nephew’s death.

We asked what he wanted to see happen to the young accused of killing Ector, “I really don’t know. I know–
(pause) he didn’t try to do it but he doing what he shouldn’t be,” said the uncle.

No final arrangements have been made yet for the young man.

Police say the suspects could be charged with murder to the first degree, felonious assault and failure to comply with an officer’s order.

 

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