VIDEO: Officer shoots armed bank robbery suspect

Posted at 1:03 PM, May 27, 2016

CINCINNATI — The Hamilton County prosecutor and Cincinnati police chief released Friday surveillance video depicting the seconds leading up to an off-duty officer fatally shooting an attempted bank robbery suspect in Madisonville.

The video — which you can watch in the player below — shows off-duty Off. Kevin Hankerson reacting quickly after suspect, 20-year-old Terry Frost, leaps over the teller counter, seemingly pointing a gun toward a nearby teller. Frost is seen stumbling as he runs after being shot by Hankerson from behind.

Warning: Some may find the contents of this video disturbing.


Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters called Hankerson's actions "absolutely justified," and said during a news conference Friday that he would not be taking the case to a grand jury. Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac agreed, saying, "The officer responded according to the threat that was presented to him."

Listen to Deters', Isaac's and Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarcco's comments during Friday's news conference here: