As the new year begins, officials are still trying to find out what events led up to a scuffle with a Hudson police officer that ended with a 26-year-old Case Western Reserve student dead on the ground.
According to officials, Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri was alleged to have been driving erratically on the Ohio Turnpike on Dec. 4 around 2:40 p.m. His vehicle sideswiped a car and he law student fled into a wooded area, where he was found later by Hudson Police Officer Ryan Doran.
Doran found Alameri in a wooded area a short distance away. Doran can be heard on dash cam video telling someone to stop, then what appears to be six shots.
According to police, Alameri and Doran became involved in a "struggle" which resulted in five of six shots, including a fatal shot to the head, hitting Alameri.
The Summit County Medical Examiner ruled the shooting a homicide.
After the shooting, Doran was transported to Akron City Hospital for minor injuries and released.
Doran has been with the police department since 2004. He remains on paid administrative leave.