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UPDATE | Audio of Warren officer's call in shooting

Published: Sat, October 19, 2013 @ 9:06 p.m.
Warren Police radio traffic
Audio clip

Staff report


A city police officer shot and killed a man early this morning.

Chief Eric Merkel said the officer was responding to a one car accident about 1:50 a.m. at Palmyra and Risher roads Southwest when another car with two people inside came up, and shots were fired.

Merkel would not name the officer involved and also would not confirm the identity of the man who was shot.

Merkel said the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation. The department’s Internal Affairs division is also conducting an investigation to make sure all the department’s procedures for using deadly force were followed.

The officer is on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in a shooting investigation.


1123goz(505 comments)posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

From WKBN. Family members have identified Taemarr Walker, 23 of Warren? Walker has been accused of at least 5 prior shootings.

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2southsidedave(4777 comments)posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

How does a car accident turn into a shooting...there is a lot more to be told with this story

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3JS(561 comments)posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Taemarr Walker was well known in Warren.


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4123goz(505 comments)posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

From Trib
WARREN A local man who just turned 24 on Thursday was shot to death early this morning by veteran police officer in what started out to be a traffic call on the city's southwest side.

Other sources close to the investigation that has now been taken over by a state agency say Officer Michael Krafcik, a 20-year veteran with the department, was investigating a traffic accident on Risher Road about a 100-yards from the intersection with Palmyra Road S.W. when he was confronted by Taemarr Walker, who arrived at the scene in another car shortly before 2 a.m.

It's believed Walker was armed when he confronted the officer, according to police scanner traffic.

Walker has an extensive history of brushes with the law and was scheduled to appear in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday on charges of failure to comply with the order of a police officer and tampering with evidence in a car hijacking case out of Niles.

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5LABRAE(3 comments)posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

He caused a lot of grief to others over the years as well as tax payers money to keep him.

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6JoeFromHubbard(963 comments)posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago


This will put an end to the problem with the least expense to tax payers.

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