A man was indicted Wednesday on charges he tried to kill a Cincinnati police officer, beating him with the officer's own baton and Taser and trying to gouge the officer's eyes out.
Brandon Claiborne, 34, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated robbery and felonious assault. Prosecutors say Claiborne, who is black, wanted to kill a white police officer, Cincinnati.com reports.
McGuffey responded to a call on July 23 for a report of a suspicious person.
"Officer McGuffey engaged in a brief conversation with Claiborne before Claiborne struck McGuffey in the face and wrestled him to the ground," the statement said.
He grabbed McGuffey's Taser and baton and use them to strike the officer.
"Claiborne attempted to gouge the officer's eyes with his thumbs," the statement said.