WARREN - The Trumbull County Coroner's Office said today that the man killed by a city police officer early Saturday morning died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The coroner's office would not say specifically how many times Taemarr Walker, 24, of Warren was shot. Walker died early Saturday morning after he was shot by a Warren Police Officer in a remote southwest area of the city.
The police car being used by Patrolman Michael Krafcik, whom sources said was involved in the shooting, is not equipped with video capabilities. Traci Timko Rose, assistant Warren law director, said the police cruiser operated by Krafcik is the next police department vehicle scheduled to be equipped with one.
Krafcik is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure following an incident of this nature, police officials said.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, the investigative arm of the Ohio Attorney General's Office, is handling the investigation. A spokesman for that department would only confirm the man shot was Walker. He declined further comment on the investigation.
Reports state Krafcik was responding to a crash scene at the intersection of Risher and Palmyra roads southwest, but the vehicle was abandoned and no one was around initially when the officer arrived. Walker arrived in a separate vehicle with an unnamed female, reports state.