CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati's police chief said the man shot by police in Corryville Wednesday showed a gun to to police, but never fired shots.
Police say Michael Anthony Evans committed several traffic infractions in an attempt to elude police while driving a black Dodge Ram. He then ran through people’s backyards and scaled a chain link fence before officers shot him. He was carrying a stolen firearm from Missouri, according to Chief Eliot Isaac.
Evans was shot once in the leg and is recovering in the hospital, Isaac said.
Isaac said Officer Aaron Roach attempted to stun Evans with a Taser, but it didn't subdue the suspect.
Then, Sgt. Brian Trotta shot at Evans once, striking him in the leg, Isaac said. Trotta sprained his knee and ankle in the pursuit.
Both Trotta and Roach are part of CPD's violent crimes squad.
Police were looking for Evans, whom they identified as a suspect in a shooting in Over-the-Rhine. Officers swarmed the area east of the University of Cincinnati and south of the UC Medical Center where Evans' vehicle was found. He shot a man multiple times with a .380 semi-automatic pistol, police said in court records.
The shooting was recorded by police surveillance camera, according to court records.
Evans, who is from Orlando, has been in Cincinnati for several weeks. He has an extensive criminal record in Florida, Issac said. His criminal record includes charges for resisting arrests, falsification, multiple cases of felony theft and felony drug possession.
At the time of the shooting, Evans had an outstanding probation violation warrant, stemming from his felony theft charges, Isaac said. Evans was charged with felonious assault, for his involvement in the Over-the-Rhine shooting.
Evans was charged with felonious assault and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer.