Police-involved shootout at Ohio Kroger was 'justified,' prosecutors say: VIDEO

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Friday, June 7, 2024
Police shootout at Ohio Kroger was 'justified,' prosecutors say: VIDEO
Authorities released video of an Ohio Kroger shooting involving Cincinnati police and drug deal suspect Joseph Van Niman.

CINCINNATI (WLS) -- A shootout at an Ohio grocery store had customers ducking for cover.

ABC7 is getting a look at the dramatic video that has just been released.

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The shooting happened last week at a Kroger store in Cincinnati.

Investigators say the man, 42-year-old Joseph Van Niman, pointed a gun at officers after being caught in a drug deal.

The suspect was shot by officers and is expected to be OK. A bystander was hit by shrapnel.

Prosecutors called the officers' actions "justified," and they will not face charges.