Grand jury declines to indict 3 Fairfield officers in fatal shooting

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

‪A suspect was shot dead following an officer-involved shooting Friday in Fairfield. The three police officers involved will be on administrative leave pending an Ohio BCI investigation.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Butler County grand jury returned no indictments against officers involved with a fatal shooing in Fairfield on March 6, according to Prosecutor Michael Gmoser.

The investigation conducted by BCI was reviewed by a grand jury this week.

Officers Edward Bausch, Daniel Setterstrom and Craig Moore responded to 9 S. Timber Hollow Drive at 11:49 a.m. on March 6 at the request of a woman for officers to be “on standby” related to a domestic dispute issue.

When Tyler Jones, 24, arrived at the Timber Hollow Apartment Homes complex, there was a confrontation between him and the police officers in the parking lot and he was shot and killed.

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Based on initial reporting and the 911 calls and emergency radio traffic, this is how Friday’s officer-involved shooting unfolded:

• The girlfriend of Jones called 911 and said he allegedly stole her vehicle and loaded handgun.

• The girlfriend told dispatchers he allegedly said he would shoot her if she tried to get her stuff back, or officers if they responded.

• An hour later, the girlfriend came to the police department to talk to an officer.

• Moore was dispatched to 9 S. Timer Hollow Drive at around 11:37 a.m. Subsequently, Setterstrom and Bausch responded.

• Jones then confronted police officers at the Timber Hollow Apartment Homes complex and displayed a firearm.

• At 10:53 a.m., minutes later, Moore called out “shots fired,” and called for a paramedic.

• After coordination between police and emergency medical personnel, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to investigate.

Bausch, Setterstrom and Moore have been placed on administrative leave, which is department policy.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser said it’s his office’s policy to take all officer-involved shootings, as well as self-defense cases, to a grand jury.

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