Prosecutor: No Charges In Officer-Involved Shooting

 Ebony Singley

(Cincinnati) - No charges will be filed against two Cincinnati policemen involved in an officer-involved shooting in District Three Tuesday.

Officers were called to 327 Crestline Avenue on reports of a woman with a knife, who was threatening to harm herself and the people inside the residence.

Police officers Joshua Wallet and Andrew Snape responded to the call and asked the woman, Ebony Singley, to drop the knife she was holding.

Singley didn't drop the weapon, and then the homeowner at the address opened the door after seeing police. The suspect then tried to enter the residence. Officer Snape deployed his taser, but it didn't work. That's when Officer Wallet fired a shot, hitting Singley in the leg.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says after reviewing body camera video of the event and that the officers probably saved an innocent woman's life by firing a shot at the suspect. Deters says the incident on the West Side is eerily similar to the officer-involved shooting that happened in Madisonville's Bramble Park on the Fourth of July.

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