Suspect Arrested After South Columbus S.W.A.T. Barricade


A S.W.A.T. team took a suspect into custody after a barricade in south Columbus Sunday morning.

Police said Casper Leslie, 31, and Russell Johnston, II, 43 got into an argument in the 800 block of South 17th Street around 2:45 a.m.

Officers said Leslie went into the residence to get a gun, then shot at Johnston.

Leslie then barricaded himself inside the home.

A S.W.A.T. team was called to the scene.

Leslie eventually came out of the home and was taken apprehended without incident.

Johnston was not injured in the shooting.

Leslie was charged with felonious assault.

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