Perkins Township Cops on Paid Leave for Shooting a Man during Mental Health Crisis.
Body camera footage shows multiple law enforcement officials inside of an apartment talking to a suspect during an apparent mental health crisis for more than a half hour before the shooting.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation as well as the City of Lorain Police department are investigating the shooting. The officers involved are on paid administrative leave, per department policy.
Officers entered the apartment and ask a man identified as Dominic Grant, what’s wrong. As an officer approaches him, Grant tells him not to come near him and thinks police are going to kill him.
“Why would I do that?” an officer responds.
Another woman inside of the apartment says that Grant needs his medication and he disputes that. Officers plead with him early on in the interaction to put a knife down and he refuses.
“Dominic, put the knife down, we don’t have to go this route,” an unidentified officer tells him.
Immediately afterwards we hear gunshots.