Police Release Name Of Man Shot, Killed By Officers


A man died after being shot by officers Monday evening in north Columbus.

The shooting occurred shortly before 7 p.m. in the 3500 block of Beulah Road.

John E. Kaufmann, 51, died after being shot by officers.

Police said that they responded to the home after they received two separate 911 calls about an incident at the residence.

Authorities looking through a window said they observed Kaufmann holding a gun to the other man.

Investigators entered the home and demanded that he drop the weapon, before firing multiple shots.

Police identified the officer involved as Bryan Mason, a six-year veteran of the force.

It was not clear if the man shot by police fired his gun.

Kaufmann was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The conditions surrounding the shooting were still under investigation.

No officers were injured during the incident.

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