Officer used stun gun before fatal shooting near shelter

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Posted: Sep 05, 2017 3:37 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Ohio man after he was transported to a homeless shelter had used a stun gun on him unsuccessfully before firing.

The man was identified as 30-year-old William Andrew Porubsky by Summit County Medical Examiner Gary Guenther.

Guenther says that Porubsky and the officer got into a fight after they arrived at Haven of Rest in Akron in northeast Ohio on Sunday night. Police say the officer asked for backup from Akron police because the subject was becoming aggressive.

The log shows that shots were fired about six minutes later. Akron police records show that Porubsky was unarmed.

Porubsky's grandparents say they're upset and don't understand why Porubsky was shot and killed.