Bodycam video released after Tuscarawas County deputy shoots passenger of fleeing car
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (Ohio BCI) has launched an investigation after a Tuscarawas County deputy shot a passenger of a car being chased by state troopers.
A press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the incident occurred during a trooper-initiated traffic stop around 11 p.m. on Nov. 12 on Interstate 77 northbound near exit 87, in Franklin Township.
The 2014 Ford Explorer fled from the stop after a back-seat passenger got out of the car, OSHP says.
OSHP officials say Tuscarawas County deputies deployed stop sticks at multiple intersections to attempt to stop the Explorer.
Troopers say the car stopped before a set of stop sticks deployed at the intersection of Blacksnake Hill Road and Schneiders Crossing Road, and proceeded to drive towards two Tuscarawas deputies.
One of the deputies fired their service weapon at the car, which struck the front-seat passenger.
The chase continued for another short distance until the car came to a stop on SR-212, when authorities were able to arrest everyone in the car.
The driver, 43-year-old Carl E. Brown, was charged with failure to comply and felonious assault, troopers say.
Troopers found Brown had multiple warrants and no valid license.
Troopers say the person shot by the deputy was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Canton for non-life-threatening injuries.