Wife of assistant pastor shot by police wants to see dashcam footage

The wife of Nehemiah Fischer, 35, who was shot and killed Friday night, wants to see the officer's dash cam footage.

Troopers were called out to help Fischer and his brother Brandon, 40, who were getting their truck out of high water. Officials said a physical altercation ensued and a trooper shot and killed Nehemiah Fischer. Details of what led to the altercation are unclear.

Fischer was the assistant pastor at Faith Bible Church. His wife described him as a church man and not a fighter. That is one of the reasons she said she does not believe what she has heard about the incident.

"He was the nicest person I’ve ever met. He was very giving," Laura Fischer said. "He made me want to be a better person."

Next month would have been their one-year wedding anniversary, she said.

“We loved each other. It was perfect. I was so thankful for my life,” Fischer said.

Troopers said that Nehemiah Fischer and Brandon Fischer, attacked them when they tried to help them with their truck.

“I can’t picture that happening,” Fischer said.

OHP said that Nehemiah Fischer was shot during the altercation. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his brother was arrested for assaulting a trooper and public intoxication.

His wife wants to see any dashboard camera video that may shed more light on the incident.

According to an Associated Press report, Capt. Paul Timmons, with OHP, said that a weapon was recovered from one of the suspects. It is unclear if that weapon was used or shown.

Timmons told FOX23 they are still investigating and the earliest any new information will be released is Monday.

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