Thursday, December 14, 2000

Police shoot man after store holdup

By Walt Schaefer and William A. Weathers
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        EVENDALE — A man suspected of holding up the Dairy Mart on Reading Road was in police custody in a Dayton hospital after being shot by police while fleeing into a wooded area late Wednesday afternoon.

        Kenneth Adams, 23, from the Cincinnati area and registered in a room at a local motel, was shot one time in the hip by a Forest Park police officer, Evendale police said.

        Mr. Adams, who was unarmed, had resisted verbal commands from police and made a motion while putting his right hand in his right coat pocket, Evendale law enforcement officials said at a Wednesday night news conference.

        The Forest Park officer happened to be in Evendale training at the Cincinnati Police Services shooting range there and responded to an Evendale call for mutual assistance.

        Mr. Adams was under police custody after surgery at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton Wednesday night, where charges were pending against him, Evendale Police Chief Gary Foust said at the news conference. The identity of the Forest Park officer who fired the shot was being withheld until police review the incident, the chief said.

        The man held up the convenience store and then ran into woods as police responded, they said. About 40 officers from seven departments surrounded the area.


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