Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said a Glendale police officer will not face charges after shooting a knife-wielding man on Interstate 75 last week. Body camera video shows the March 29 confrontation between Officer Josh Hilling and Pablo Javier Aleman – a wanted suspect in a Baltimore murder investigation.
“Officer Joshua Hilling is one brave individual and you’re going to see it for yourself,” Deters said before releasing the body camera footage on Tuesday. Hilling, 31, fired one gunshot after Aleman, 46, drew a knife on the officer on the side of I-75 near Sharon Road. The suspect was shot in the abdomen and continued to walk around the roadway with knife in hand. Body camera video shows the suspect advancing toward officers while yelling “Kill me, kill me.”
Police eventually deployed a taser and apprehended Aleman. It’s not clear why Aleman was walking on the side of the interstate, but he initially told the officer he had just left Dayton and was looking for a taxi. The prosecutor praised Hilling for using “remarkable restraint” in the incident. Aleman was wanted by police in Maryland in connection with a March 17 stabbing death of his roommate and landlord.
Police said the fixed-blade knife that was about eight to 12 inches long. “There’s a high probability that that was the murder weapon used against his roommate in Baltimore,” Deters said. Aleman underwent surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Hilling, a four-year veteran of the Glendale police department.
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Date: March 29, 2016
Location: Interstate 75 near Sharon Road, Ohio
Terrifying bodycam shows highway stand off with knife wielder
The full terrifying highway stand off captured on bodycam
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