VANDALIA — The man killed by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper near the McDonalds on National Road overnight has been identified as a Cincinnati man who was a suspect in a Hamilton County homicide that occurred Monday evening.
Sam Dubose, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Tuesday and began when an Ohio State trooper conducted a traffic stop on National Road near Ranchview Drive.
During that stop, a vehicle driven by Dubose, rammed the trooper’s patrol car. Dubose, who was covered in blood, left the vehicle and came toward the trooper while wielding a knife.
The trooper called for backup and gave commands to Dubose, who disregarded the commands and lunged at the trooper with the knife extended.
The trooper fired one shot that struck Dubose. EMS was called and first aid given, but Debose was pronounced dead at the scene.
Vandalia Police, fire, and EMS and the Springfield Township Police assisted the OSHP at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation according to Lt. Robert Sellers of the Dayton post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.