Police: Man charged with attempted murder in cop shooting

Officer Kenneth Grubbs was shot in the abdomen while responding to a domestic violence call


Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police say a man shot by police after he shot and injured an officer responding to a domestic violence call has been charged with attempted murder and a weapons count.

Police said Monday that 37-year-old Damion McRae opened fire with a 9 mm rifle on the two responding officers at an apartment complex Sunday. Police say officer Kenneth Grubbs was shot in the abdomen and McRae was shot when the officers returned fire.

This undated photo provided by the Cincinnati Police Department shows Damion McRae, who is charged with attempted murder and a weapons count after police say he opened fire on two officers responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Cincinnati. (Cincinnati Police Department via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Cincinnati Police Department shows Damion McRae, who is charged with attempted murder and a weapons count after police say he opened fire on two officers responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Cincinnati. (Cincinnati Police Department via AP)

Court records don't list an attorney for McRae.

Police say both men remained hospitalized Monday with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.

Mayor John Cranley described the shooting as an "assassination attempt" against the officers.

Chief Eliot Isaac said he couldn't speak to what McRae was thinking. But he said McRae "openly and readily attacked our officers."

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