Holloway returned fire after he was shot, striking Lowe multiple times. Additional officers responded after Holloway called for more crews and medics provided aid to Lowe, who was taken in critical condition to Miami Valley Hospital. Police said Lowe’s condition improved and that he was stable on Wednesday.
The officer-involved shooting started with fraud complaint made by Dollar General at 888 S. Gettysburg Ave. Holloway responded round 6:45 p.m. after the business said a customer passed a counterfeit bill earlier in the day, Carper said.
Holloway’s investigation took him to the 600 block of Ingram Street. At 7:26 p.m. the officer approached Lowe — who Carper said matched the description of the suspect in the fraud complaint — in the back of 609 Ingram St.
Holloway’s bodycam video showed the officer try to speak to Lowe, who walked away. When the officer got closer, Lowe turned and punched Holloway in the face. The officer then used his Taser and Lowe fell to the ground. However, Carper said the stun gun had limited effect and the video showed that Lowe did not follow the officer’s commands to put his hands behind his back and to get onto his stomach.
The video also showed the moment Lowe reached into his pocket and pulled out a handgun and fired one round, which Carper said struck Holloway on the left side of his face.
Holloway returned fire with five rounds, striking Lowe multiple times, Carper said.