Hudson, OH, police released on Thursday the name of the police officer who shot and killed an Emirati Case Western Reserve University student, following a crash on the Ohio Turnpike over the weekend.
It was Officer Ryan Doran who shot and killed 26-year-old Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri.
Alameri was driving on the Ohio Turnpike around 2:46 p.m. on Sunday when he sideswiped another car and flipped his own vehicle, according to Hudson police.
Alameri then climbed out of his vehicle and fled the scene.
About an hour later, a Hudson police officer found Alameri in a nearby wooded area. A struggle followed between the officer and the suspect, in which the latter was killed.
According to dispatch audio released by Hudson police, Alameri was shot in the head with a shotgun.
In the dash cam video of the incident, Doran can be heard telling Alameri to get down multiple times.
Officer Doran was taken to hospital and officials say he suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The city of Hudson also said that Doran was placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation said that Alameri was a citizen of the United Arab Emirates and was in Cleveland on a student visa at Case Western Reserve University.
Alameri’s Facebook profile indicates that he began law school at the university in June.
Representatives from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates have said that they were aware of the incident, however they are still investigating and no further information is to be made available.