Officers with the Dayton (OH) Police Department were dispatched to Samaritan Behavioral Health CrisisCare to investigate a situation in which a man was allegedly in mental health crisis. The hospital workers said to 911 that they believed the man might be coming down from a methamphetamine high.
According to the Dayton Daily News, the 911 caller said, "We can’t even interview him. He's so agitated so we need the police to come and possibly take him to Grandview Hospital."
Officers arrived to find 38-year-old Cory Fraley in distress, saying "I'm ready to die" before lunging for an officer's sidearm.
An officer deployed a TASER to stop Fraley, but the man recovered and lunged at officers a second time.
Officers then shot and wounded Fraley, who is now hospitalized. Charges are being sought against Fraley for aggravated robbery and felonious assault on a police officer for lunging for firearms.