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Officer indicted for murder in OH shooting

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Officer Tensing (left), DeBose (right) Officer Tensing (left), DeBose (right)

(CNN) -- A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for shooting and killing Samuel DuBose, 43, during a traffic stop July 19.

Ray Tensing, 25, shot and killed DuBose after stopping his car in Mount Auburn for having a missing front license plate.

Tensing asked for a driver's license, which DuBose couldn't produce. Investigators say he handed Tensing an unopened bottle of alcohol.

The two men struggled at the door of the car, and Tensing fired once, fatally striking DuBose in the head.

The officer's body camera captured video of the shooting.

"I have been doing this for 30 years, and this is the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make, totally unwarranted," said Prosecutor Joe Deters.

The University of Cincinnati shut down its campus and canceled classes Wednesday morning in anticipation of the indictment announcement.

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers were seen arriving on campus. Officer Tensing turned himself Wednesday.

He faces 15 years to life in prison if he's convicted.

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