Officer Fires Weapon At Fleeing Suspect Near Arena District


Columbus police were investigating after an officer discharged his weapon at a fleeing suspect early Sunday morning near the Arena District.

According to dispatchers, it happened at about 2:15 a.m. near a parking lot at 322 Nationwide Blvd.

Investigators say an officer was responding to a large fight in a parking lot when he heard gun shots coming in his direction. 

When officers arrived to the scene, they witnessed a four-door dark vehicle fleeing quickly from the area.

Police said that they saw people with multiple guns inside the vehicle. Those inside of the vehicle fired shots, and police returned fire.

Officers were uninjured in the shooting, and it was unknown if anyone inside of the vehicle was injured.

Police were looking for a vehicle seen speeding away from the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 614-645-4545.

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