- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2020

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) - A police officer who fatally shot a robbery suspect after she hit him with a stolen truck at a hotel will not face charges.

A Montgomery County grand jury on Friday declined to indict the Butler Township officer, whose name has not been released.

The shooting occurred July 12 when two Butler officers responded to the hotel after a guest there reported the robbery. The officers soon encountered Terena Nicole Thurman, 36, who ran off and then attacked a person before stealing their pickup truck, authorities have said.

As the officers tried to take Thurman into custody, she hit one of them with the truck, knocking him down and then briefly dragging him back as she tried to flee, authorities said. That officer then shot Thurman. who crashed the truck into a sign near the hotel entrance.

The two officers removed Thurman from the truck and performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.



The two officers were both treated at hospitals for undisclosed injuries and were later released.

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