Police update search for felony subject in officer-involved shooting

By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Joshua J. Kiser

Joshua J. Kiser

HUBER HEIGHTS — Huber Heights police are still searching for a man involved in an incident where shots were fired on Monday afternoon.

Joshua Kiser, 20, is wanted on two felony warrants for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Huber Heights dispatchers received a 911 call from a woman at 2:35 p.m. on Monday saying Kiser was sitting outside her residence in the 4900 block of Leeper Dr. The caller stated he was sitting in a white jeep and advised the 911 operator that he often carried a gun but she wasn’t sure if he was armed at the time of the call.

When officers attempted contact with Kiser who was now outside the Jeep, he jumped into a dark colored Nissan and drove toward an officer on the scene. The officer fired at the vehicle traveling toward him.

“Shots fired,” shouted the officer according to radio recordings released by the Huber Heights Police Division. “He’s taking off down Bellefontaine and he’s got a gun in his hand!”

Officers have not been able to confirm the extent of injuries that Kiser may have received from the gunshots. He reportedly arrived at a Cornett Street residence in Harrison Township where he told a female at the residence that he had been shot.

Kiser then fled the area. He was reportedly in a Gold Ford Escort with an Air Force sticker. It is also reported that he left the area in the dark colored Nissan. We are unable to confirm at this time which vehicle he left in, but are told that both vehicles left together.

Two other people that were on scene fled the area on foot, but officers located them on Nebraska Avenue and detained them for questioning. Both were arrested on unrelated warrants.

A third subject remained on scene and was also detained for questioning.

Kiser is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 170 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone knowing Kiser’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Huber Heights Police Division at (937) 233-2080. Agencies involved in the search for him include the U.S. Marshalls, Dayton Police, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Huber Heights Police Chief Mark Lightner warned against approaching Kiser if he is located.

“He is potentially armed and dangerous, and anyone in that state of mind that doesn’t want to be captured is a danger to the public,” said Lightner. “Don’t approach him and don’t try to apprehend him. Contact us.”

Joshua J. Kiser
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By Darrell Wacker


Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.