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Ohio Cop Refused to Shoot Threatening Murder Suspect

The cop was not shot. He lived, and so did the suspect.

Jesse Kidder

Rookie police officer Jesse Kidder

New Richmond, Ohio, rookie Police Officer Jesse Kidder has been on the force for a year. A friend gave him a body camera and he was wearing that on Thursday when stopping a suspected murderer. Michael Wilcox has since been charged with killing his fiancee, Courtney Fowler. Wilcox is also under suspicion for the death of his best friend.

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Arrested for murder, Michael Wilcox

Wilcox took the police on a car chase through multiple counties on the Ohio-Kentucky border before Kidder caught Wilcox and arrested him. 911 dispatchers told officer Kidder that Wilcox could have a gun under his seat and may be threatening suicide-by-cop.

Kidder said since he knew backup was coming, he held off shooting Wilcox. Read the rest of this entry

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