Man killed outside shelter wouldn’t exit police cruiser

STOW, Ohio (AP) — A man who was fatally shot after being transported by a police officer to a homeless shelter had refused to get out of the officer’s cruiser when they got there, police records show.

The shooting happened about six minutes after a Stow police officer asked that Akron police be called following his arrival at Haven of Rest shelter in Akron late Sunday, according to a radio log released by the Stow Police Department on Monday.

“We’re at the back door & he won’t get out,” the officer said at about 11:20 p.m.

Six minutes later came a report of shots fired, the log showed, with the officer updating after a couple of minutes that two shots were fired. The officer with the man was slightly hurt and lost his glasses, the log said.

Neither the log nor an earlier police news release stated who fired the shots.

Events leading to the shooting started about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, when…

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