Grand jury issues ‘no indictment' in Hamilton officer-involved shooting

Posted at 9:41 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 17:30:16-04

HAMILTON, Ohio -- Statements from witnesses, a 911 call and evidence recovered at the scene all led a grand jury to return a “no indictment” decision in the case in which a Hamilton Police officer fatally shot Michael Anthony Wilson-Salzl, who police said confronted the officer with a knife.

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Officer Steven McFall, 41, shot and killed Wilson-Salzl, 24, at about 3 p.m. April 22 in the parking lot of Knollwood Crossing apartments, police said, after Wilson-Salzl engaged in a “confrontation” while carrying a butcher knife.

McFall was responding to reports of a shooting at the apartment complex when Wilson-Salzl approached him with a “large, fixed-blade knife,” according to Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit.

Wilson-Salzl died of gunshot wounds, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

McFall is a 17-year veteran of the Hamilton Police Department.