Photos show Cincinnati officer suffered minor wounds from knife attack that led to fatal shooting

Jawari Porter rushed at officer, video shows
Posted at 5:12 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 17:37:00-04

CINCINNATI -- Photos show that a Cincinnati police officer suffered minor injuries when he was attacked by a knife-wielding robbery suspect Downtown on Aug. 7.

The photos above show that Officer Andrew Brucato, who shot and killed his attacker, had a minor wound on his forearm and a cut through his pants leg. WCPO obtained the photos from the prosecutor's office Tuesday.

Jawari Porter, 25, rushed Brucato with a knife and lunged at him through the driver's-side door, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said. Brucato, still in the driver's seat, then shot Porter. The attack was captured on surveillance video.

SEE video of the attack below:


Porter was pronounced dead at the scene on Fifth Street near Government Square.

Brucato and his partner, Officer Patrick Galligan, pulled up to stop Porter after Porter robbed a Kroger store in Over-the-Rhine that Sunday morning, Isaac said.

"This was a vicious, violent attack on the officer," Isaac said.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said he found Brucato was justified in shooting Porter.

SEEour full report on the incident.