Jurors hear 911 call, see video of Toledo Police Officer shot in the line of duty
TOLEDO, OHIO (WNWO)- Many have followed along closely regarding the recovery of Detective Jason Picking,a Toledo Police Officer shot in the line of duty. On Tuesday in court jurors saw the moments before and after the bullets flew during the trial of Jamaine Hill, the suspected shooter.
On November 16th, 2017 Picking was part of the swat team that was serving a search warrant at Hill's home on Caroline Avenue. Swat officers testified about entering Hill's home when he fired five gunshots, one hitting Picking.
The video was a graphic. In the courtroom, many were brought to tears hearing the loud bang of gunshots and frantic 911 calls including many of Picking's family members and SWAT officers such as Detective Michael comes.
Comes testified he was just feet away from Picking when he was hit.
"It was the way he said help me it wasn't an angry help me, it was a scared distressed help me," said Comes.
Jurors were also shown Comes's mask, used to apply pressure to Picking's bleeding face, and the suspected pistol used the night of the incident.
Hill faces multiple counts of felonious assault against a police officer, along with having a weapon while under disability.
Picking is expected to take the stand and testify on Wednesday.