Officer, suspect in shooting incident identified

Dayton Officer Jason Rhodes. (Photo/Dayton Police Department)
Dayton Officer Jason Rhodes. (Photo/Dayton Police Department)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton police have now identifed the officer involved in a shooting incident Wednesday.

Officer Jason Rhodes shot Antwan Zackary, Jr. once in the leg after investigators say Zackary pulled a gun from his waistband as officers were chasing him.

Rhodes is a six year veteran of the Dayton Police Department.

He and his partner say they spotted Zackary jaywalking at Antioch and First streets. Zackary ran away when the officers approached to talk with him.

Antwan Zackary, Jr. shot by Dayton police officer during foot chase. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Antwan Zackary, Jr. shot by Dayton police officer during foot chase. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

Officer Rhodes chased after the suspect, who pulled a semi-automatic weapon and turned toward the officer. That is when police say Officer Rhodes fired one shot, hitting Zackary in the leg.

Zackary, 22, has a prior conviction for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle in Greene County.

The police department says it will seek felony assault on a police officer charges, as well as having weapons under disability and carrying a concealed weapon.

Rhodes is on administrative leave as is standard procedure in this type of investigation.

Zackary is stable at Miami Valley Hospital.

 

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