WARREN - The Warren police patrolman who fatally shot a man during a confrontation in October has returned to work.
Officer Michael Krafcik came back from paid administrative leave, a standard procedure following an incident of this nature, on Nov. 11, according to the city's Human Resources De-partment.
He was placed on leave immediately after the Oct. 19 confrontation near the intersection of Palmyra and Risher roads S.W. that left Taemarr Walker, 24, of Warren, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
Police Chief Eric Merkel said Krafcik is working in the evidence cage, a caged-in area used to store evidence.
Meanwhile, an investigation into the shooting remains ongoing by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, an arm of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. When that is complete, an internal investigation surrounding the events from that early morning will be done.
Police have said Krafcik stopped to investigate an accident when confronted by Walker in another vehicle. Walker was armed and witnesses said was on his way to shoot up a bar in Warren over an earlier argument, according to police reports.