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Timestamp8/24/14 9:52
Date Searched8-Apr-11
StateOH - Ohio
CountyCuyahoga
CityCleveland
Victim NameAron Jones
Victim's Age32
Victim's GenderMale
RaceBlack or African American
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired3
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Unknown
WeaponUnknown
SummaryThomas was working off-duty as a security guard, which was not approved by the department. He was on leave for an "extended illness." That violated department policy too. Thomas retired about a week later to ensure he could keep his pension if he faced criminal charges. He shot and killed Jones outside a bar called Libations. Thomas claimed Jones shot a man and would not put down a gun. Eyewitnesses claimed Jones had surrendered to Thomas before being shot and killed. It is unclear if any independent account exists to confirm what really happened.
Source Linkhttp://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2014/05/cleveland_police_officers_kill.html
Name of Officer or OfficersWalter Thomas
ShootingsYes
Was the Shooting Justified?1
NameKevin Gosztola
County StateCuyahoga OH - Ohio
Year2011