City releases recording of Ohio officer shooting Emirati man

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Posted: Dec 09, 2016 4:49 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio city where a police officer fatally shot an Emirati man who fled after a crash has released a recording of the officer yelling at him to stop and get down before firing what sounds like six rounds.

The city of Hudson released the audio recording from a police car's dashcam on Thursday following the shooting last week of 26-year-old Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri. Authorities on Thursday identified Ryan Doran as the officer who shot Alameri after a struggle in a wooded area near the Ohio Turnpike.

The Summit County medical examiner's office said Alameri died of a gunshot wound to the head.

The dashcam doesn't show the shooting but recorded Doran shouting orders and the sound of gunshots.

Doran, who has been an officer for the city since 2004, is on paid administrative leave.

An investigation of the shooting by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification will be reviewed by the Summit County prosecutor's office. Authorities have not said whether Alameri had a weapon when he was shot.

The shooting occurred after an accident on the turnpike that resulted in Alameri's car sideswiping another vehicle and flipping onto its roof. Alameri fled and was confronted by Doran, who had spotted him in a wooded area off an access road near the turnpike.

A state-owned newspaper in the United Arab Emirates reported Thursday that investigators from Abu Dhabi were headed to the U.S. The Arabic-language Al Bayan newspaper also reported that Alameri's body would be flown to the UAE for burial Friday.

Alameri was a law school student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Hudson is about 30 miles south of Cleveland.