VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Investigators say the man killed by an Ohio State Highway Patrol officer early Tuesday morning was also wanted in connection to a homicide near Cincinnati Monday night.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is piecing together details after the fatal officer-involved shooting.
The incident started near the intersection of National Road and Ranchview Drive around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday when a trooper was writing a ticket for a driver who ran a red light. Another vehicle, unrelated to the stop, rammed into the trooper’s squad car.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Robert Sellers said, “We had no business with this person prior to this incident. Our trooper was just conducting that traffic stop and his car rammed the back of our car.”
Investigators say the bloodied man got out of the car with a knife and threatened the trooper. When backup arrived, the man refused to drop the weapon and charged at officers. The trooper shot and killed him.
Cody Allwood lives nearby and came outside after he heard the crash. He said the man was urging officers to shoot him.
“That’s honestly what it felt like,” Allwood said. “He was practically prompting the cop to, ‘kill me, kill me.'”
Investigators identified the man the trooper shot as 36-year-old Dana Dubose of Cincinnati. It was later determined he was a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Springfield Township on Monday night.
The Springfield Township Police received calls Monday about an unknown trouble run.
Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Murat Court at 11:58 p.m. Monday.
Officers found a body of a 32-year-old woman on the floor of the residence.
Detectives are still investigating this case.
The trooper involved sustained minor injuries from the traffic crash.
The shooting investigation will be turned over to the county prosecutor.