Unarmed Black Man Fatally Shot By Cincinnati Cop At Traffic Stop
An unarmed black man was shot and killed by a University of Cincinnati cop during a traffic stop.
Samuel Dubose, a 43-year-old father of 13, was shot in the head by a white University of Cincinnati police officer on Sunday. Police are investigating the shooting.
The officer, Ray Tensing, has five years of law enforcement experience and has worked with the University of Cincinnati Police department for more than a year, authorities said.
Tensing saw Dubose driving without a front license plate at about 6.30pm on Sunday, police said. Dubose, who has more than 60 arrests, continued driving for another mile after Tensing signaled for him to pull over.
Tensing asked to see Dubose’s driver’s license several times, Cincinnati police said. But instead, he handed Tensing a bottle of alcohol, according to CNN.
The officer then asked Dubose to step out of his vehicle and at that point, a struggle occurred.
‘There was a struggle at the door with Mr. Dubose in the vehicle and the officer outside the vehicle, and the vehicle sped away,’ Cincinnati police Lt. Col. James Whalen said.
Dubose put his key back in the ignition and began to drive away from the scene. At that point, Tensing fired a single bullet, hitting the driver in the head, police said.