Officer who shot suspect in Englewood identified

ENGLEWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – The officer who shot and killed a suspect Sunday in Englewood has been identified.

Englewood Police Sergeant Mike Lang spoke with reporters Monday about the shooting that happened Sunday. Lang said the suspect, 41-year-old Shelly Porter, III was spotted by an Officer Timothy Corcoran, in a vacant hotel parking lot.

Lang said Monday Corcoran is a 17-year veteran officer and has served 10 of those with the Englewood Police Department.

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Authorities had been searching for the male suspect since early Sunday afternoon after they say he opened fire at the Motel 6 on North Main Street around 2:30 p.m. and fled.

Shelly Porter III (Photo: Englewood Police Dept.)
Shelly Porter III (Photo: Englewood Police Dept.)

Sergeant Lang said Monday Porter refused to follow the orders of Officer Timothy Corcoran and a short physical altercation ensued. That fight resulted in Officer Corcoran was forced to shoot Porter “in defense of his own life.”

Porter died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Monday, police released the 911 call from this incident. The call below has been edited to remove identifying information:

“He’s a known individual and this is not how we want things to turn out obviously but we’re glad at this point the officer’s okay,” said Sgt. Mike Lang with the Englewood Police Department.

According to him, the officer and suspect fought physically for a few moments until the officer opened fire.

“The individual refused the commands of the officer. This individual was armed, got into a physical confrontation with the officer and the officer ended up shooting that individual for the protection of his own life,” Lang said.

Officer Corcoran was not hurt in the incident and will remain on Administrative Leave until the investigation is concluded.

The Ohio BCI is investigating the shooting and the internal investigation is being done by the Englewood Police Department. 2 NEWS has requested body camera footage and is waiting for that to be released.

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