- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

CHEVIOT, Ohio (AP) - The Latest on a fatal shooting by Cincinnati police (all times local):

12:55 p.m.

Cincinnati’s police chief says officers trying to detain a man fatally shot him when he reached for a pistol that turned out to be a pellet gun.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac says three officers fired nine shots at 37-year-old Paul Gaston on Wednesday evening in suburban Cheviot. Isaac says the pistol looked real.

Isaac says Gaston had complied with initial police commands to get on his knees but reached for the weapon in his waistband when officers told him to lie down.

On Thursday, police shared a witness’s cellphone video in which Gaston is seen from the back on his knees with his arms behind his head as officers face him with their guns drawn. The video then shows Gaston appearing to reach for his waistband with one arm.


12:05 p.m.

Cincinnati police say three officers fatally shot a man when he reached for a gun as they tried to detain him.

Police say the Cincinnati officers killed the 37-year-old man around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in Cheviot, about 6 miles northwest of Cincinnati.

Lt. Steve Saunders says police received reports that an intoxicated man was waving a gun. He says a truck was found crashed into a utility pole, and officers determined the driver fled and might be the armed man.

Saunders says the man was caught and initially cooperated with police, then tried to pull out a gun in his waistband. Saunders says the officers fired an unknown number of shots at the man when he reached for the gun.

The officers have been placed on leave.

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