Summit County Medical Examiner's office said Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri’s death has been ruled as a homicide
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, in co-ordination with the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, is following up the investigation into the "painful incident" that led to the death of 26-year-old Emirati student in Ohio.
Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri, a student at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, was shot and killed after he crashed his car and struggled with an Ohio police officer.
His death has been ruled homicide, the Summit County Medical Examiner's office said.
"In light of this follow-up, and after details of the painful incident are clarified by the authorities, the Ministry will issue a more comprehensive statement at a later time," Under-Secretary at the Ministry, said in a statement.
Police officers responded to a call around 3pm about an erratic driver on the Ohio Turnpike in Hudson, Ohio, 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Cleveland, police said in a statement. The driver, Alameri, eventually lost control of his vehicle, which flipped, and he fled into the nearby woods.
Alameri was eventually located by a police officer who shot him after a struggle, police said.
The officer, who has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, has not been identified. He was transported to Akron City Hospital for minor injuries after the shooting and released, police said.
Case Western Reserve spokesman Bill Lubinger said Alameri was a student, but did not release any further details.
Alameri's car was processed Tuesday by the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation after Hudson Police asked for the state to take over the investigation into the shooting.
“We are looking into what exactly happened and what led up to the shooting and then will hand the case over to the prosecutor,” said Jill Del Greco, spokeswoman for the Ohio Attorney General.
She said it has not been determined if Alameri had a weapon at the time of the shooting.