Dayton, Ohio – A man who allegedly charged at officers with a sword and was subsequently shot by them has been formally charged on Monday.
David Showalter has been indicted by a grand jury of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. The charges include felonious assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon, assault on a peace officer, and obstruction of official business.
The incident occurred on May 24 when Dayton officers responded to reports of a naked man wielding a sword in the 1600 block of Suman Avenue. Body camera footage shared by the police showed the naked man, identified as Showalter, running towards a Dayton officer with the sword in his hands.
According to Afzal, the Chief of Dayton Police, the two officers fired multiple shots at Showalter when he raised the sword in an aggressive manner. The shots struck him in the lower extremities. Following the shooting, the officers immediately provided life-saving measures and applied tourniquets to both of Showalter’s legs.
Showalter was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. His arraignment is scheduled for June 20. As of now, he is not in the custody of the Montgomery County Jail.