Dayton Police chief: Moments before fatal shooting were ‘sheer chaos’

Picture of Kisha Arrone, 35, who was killed in an officer-involved shooting. (Photo provided by Arrone’s family)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl met with the media Monday to discuss an officer-involved shooting that killed Kisha Arrone.

Chief Biehl showed dash camera video and played 911 calls from the scene as well as a call complaining about why Arrone was allowed to drive through the area.

In the press conference, Chief Biehl said, “The officers involved in this incident were reacting to an imminent risk of serious physical harm or death.” Biehl went on, “The final encounter with the discharge of a weapon by Ms. Arrone and the officer’s discharge of their weapons in response to Ms. Arrone’s imminent threat lasted four seconds.”

Police tried to stop Arrone after being called to the area on reports of shots being fired. Witnesses told police Arrone had a violent encounter with her domestic partner.

They said during the altercation Arrone held a gun to her partner’s head and threatened to kill her. Police said during the struggle, Arrone fired the gun.

Police said they then tried to stop Arrone from fleeing in a blue and silver pickup. Officers said she refused to stop and fled through a neighborhood. Officers used spike strips to deflate the tires on her truck, and she eventually stopped in front of the 3100 block of Wexford Place.

Police said Arrone remained in her truck and held a gun to her head.

Police ordered Arrone to get out of the truck and drop the gun. Officials said Arrone got out of the truck but still had the gun in her hand and refused to drop it. Police stated Arrone fired the gun in the air while walking towards her domestic partner and a group of people.

Chief Biehl said officers fired 20 rounds at Arrone, striking her 10 times.

Biehl named the officers involved in the shooting. They are Adam Sharp, Alexander Dole and Jamie Luckoski. Sharp was sworn in on January 11, 2007. Dole was sworn on April 12, 2013, and Luckoski on September 12, 2014.

Biehl said the investigation continues and they will continue to pursue it until all the evidence has been reviewed. The investigation will then be handed over to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

There were two officer-involved shootings resulting in no injuries in the City of Dayton in 2015.

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