Cincinnati police shoot shots of gunmen at anyone he sees ‘
Police issued security shots of the gunman, who killed three people in an office in Cincinnati on Thursday, ‘firing at anyone he sees.’ The Cincinnati Police Department released security footage from inside the lobby of the Bancorp Third Third Street headquarters in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday. Authorities also released camera body shots of the accident.
The footage showed Omar Enrique Santa Perez, 29, walking in the lobby with his gun. Santa Perez was carrying a bag containing hundreds of ammunition on his shoulder, police said. Police chief Eliot Yitzhak said on Friday a security officer was seen helping people reach a safe place where the gunman was ‘shooting at anyone he saw.’
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Footage from the computer camera showed police officers approaching the gunman. The footage showed the officers firing through the glass of the lobby. Cincinnati Inquirer said the officers fired 11 bullets, took out the gunman.
You can see in the video … the guy shoots the cops,’ said John Cranley, Cincinnati’s mayor. ‘[You can see] that they are not afraid, they share and end it.’
Isaac said the officers ‘used the shooter within three and a half minutes of the first call to 911.’
He said that the police later found a pistol Santa Perez, which broke through during the four-minute rampage. He said the gunman had bought the 9-mm pistol legally for about a month.
The authorities are still working to determine why Santa Perez fired into the lobby of the building, where he had never worked and had no known contact. Isaac said the history of an insurgent’s mental health is one of the many areas in which he is investigating.
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Police said Santa Perez had been in Cincinnati since at least 2015. Before that, he lived in South Carolina and Florida.
The identity of the three people killed in the shooting was identified as a bank employee Luis Calderon, 48 years old. Richard Newcomer, 64, a contractor; and Prudhvi Kandepi, 25, an engineer who works as a bank consultant.
Cranley praised the officers who faced and took the shooter.
Cranley said: ‘If the elevator has arrived, climbed to the ground, if there were earlier or slightly longer, many people would have been killed.’
Dramatic bodycam footage shows a police shootout at a bank in Cincinnati.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 9, 2018
The Associated Press contributed to this report.