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Terry Frost, 20
Madisonville, Ohio
May 25, 2016

Agencies: Cincinnati Police Department Ohio

Last updated: 8 months ago

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According to police, Frost walked into the Fifth Third Bank at 5717 Madison in Madisonville Wednesday afternoon and vaulted the teller counter demanding money. A plastic grocery bag covered his right hand, indicating he had a weapon.

It was at that point, according to Issac, 19-year police veteran Officer Kevin Hankerson drew his gun, pushed the teller out of the way and fired two rounds at Frost, hitting him. Frost leaped over the counter, dropped his bag which held a .38 Derringer pistol, and ran out the door and into a small wooded area. K-9s located Frost, who had died from his injuries.

Terry Frost Sr., wasn't allowed to attend Thursday's police news conference but spoke to reporters outside District One Headquarters. "You know everybody loved my son. You'll see, He's going to be missed." Frost Sr. carried a picture of Frost Jr. "My son made a bad choice, but didn't deserve to die." He was quick to criticize police. "They killed my son for no reason.....I just want the truth."

Frost leaves behind a 2-year old son.

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On Friday May 27, 2016, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said the off-duty police officer who shot and killed an Frost was “absolutely justified” in his response to the situation.  Deters confirmed the case will not be presented to a grand jury.