Written By: Ishton W. Morton – July, 6th, 2019
Amazingly, On Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at approximately 10:21 A.M. a man called 911 stating there was a man in Bramble Park with a knife in his hand acting erratically.
Conjecture described the man as a Black Man between the age of 23-27 years wearing an orange shirt and khaki pants.
On Friday afternoon authorities for the Cincinnati police said, the man in the park carrying a butcher knife called police on himself before being shot multiple.
Subsequently, the man was identified as 23 year-old Devin Johnson who was shot Thursday morning at a Madisonville park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
According to Cincinnati Police Chief Elliot Isaac, Johnson placed a 911 call, claiming that a person was in Bramble Park “acting wild and going crazy.”
Chief Isaac continues to say; “Two police officers arrived at the scene – Kevin Brown and Albert Brown – and were met by a man carrying a butcher knife.
Officials said, he was described as the man who had an 11-inch knife with a 7-inch blade.
Also, the knife-wielding man was identified by Isaac as Johnson who approached both officers as they arrived at the park.
Accordingly, officers gave multiple commands to drop the knife but Mr. Johnson continued to deliberately ignore the officer’s commands as he walked towards them. Officer Al Brown reacted to the threat and discharged his service weapon 3 times.
Chief Isaac added; “Both officers gave multiple commands to drop the knife, but the individual refused. He continued to ignore the officers’ commands and deliberately walked toward Officer Al Brown. That’s when Officer Albert Brown drew his firearm and fired three shots at Johnson.”
Reportedly Chief Isaac said; “Johnson fell to the ground. Officer Kevin Brown then approached Johnson, kicked the knife from his hands and called paramedics.”
Chief Isaac added; “Kevin Brown performed chest compressions until paramedics arrived. Upon the arrival of paramedics Johnson was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he’s listed in critical but stable condition. He will be charged with felonious assault and aggravated menacing.”
Authorities believes that the suspect has some mental health challenges and the investigation is ongoing.”
Ironically, authorities says there are body camera video(s) of the incident. But prosecutors will be reviewing the incident before releasing it to the public.
However, Cincinnati Police Chief Elliot Isaac said he has reviewed the video(s) and that the officers “definitely responded to their training.”