BLUE ASH, Ohio -- Blue Ash police said they shot and killed a man early Tuesday after he tried to run over officers following a high-speed chase in the suburban city just northeast of Cincinnati.
Blue Ash police Capt. James Schaffer said officers had no choice, because the car was being used as a weapon.
The chase began shortly after midnight when police tried to stop a car being driven erratically near a high school. Police said the car had been reported stolen.
Police said the car collided with a police cruiser, then accelerated when two officers approached on foot. The vehicle then hit another cruiser.
The slain man was identified as Charles Bennett, 37, of Blue Ash.
One officer was treated and released at the hospital, and the other was treated at the scene.