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

Jawari Porter rushed at officer, video shows
Posted: 5:12 PM, Aug 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-16 21:37:00Z
Photos show officer's wounds from knife attack
Photos show officer's wounds from knife attack
Photos show officer's wounds from knife attack
Photos show officer's wounds from knife attack
Photos show officer's wounds from knife attack
Photos show officer's wounds from knife attack
Photos show officer's wounds from knife attack
Photos show officer's wounds from knife attack

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.

SEE our full report on the incident.