George M. Hall of Columbus was pronounced dead after being shot by police on the west side early Sunday morning.
Police said an employee at Mort's Bar at 919 Sullivant Avenue stopped them at approximately 2:56 a.m., and pointed out a man with a gun.
The officers said they confronted Hall, 22, who pulled the gun and pointed it at them.
Officers fired at Hall, striking him multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Charles Thompson told 10TV he witnessed police fire at Hall from his Sullivant Avenue front porch.
"When they first started firing their guns, one stood straight in front of the guy who jumped the fence, the other guy ran down the fence firing," said Thompson.
Officers were uninjured in the shooting.
According to witnesses, Hall was seen at another business just minutes before brandishing a gun.
Police said it is unknown whether he fired at the officers.
Hall had been released from prison a year ago. He was admitted in 2006 for felony assault with a gun.
Sunday's shooting was put under review by Columbus Police's Critical Incident Response Team.
The officers involved in the shooting were identified as 4-year-veteran Kurt Jacobs and Sean Connair, who graduated last month from the police training academy and was in his first coaching period.
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