Officer Shoots Suspect Who Allegedly Refuses To Drop Weapon


UPDATED: Monday April 22, 2013 11:49 AM

One person was shot by police Sunday night after an officer said the suspect pulled a gun on people in a south side neighborhood.
 
The suspect was taken to Grant Medical Center around 8 p.m. with wounds, and a sergeant on the scene said he was expected to survive.
 
Officers initially responded to a report of a suspicious person in the area of 1542 Oakwood Avenue. A second caller from that vicinity told a dispatcher that a person had threatened them with a firearm.
 
Police detained three people outside a home who told them the suspicious person was inside the house.
 
Officers said that the person ignored several orders to drop the weapon and surrender.
 
A department spokesman said shots were fired, and the suspect was wounded.

Several weapons were recovered from inside the house, according to Columbud Police Sgt. Rich Weiner.
 
Police said drugs and alcohol were believed to have played a role in the confrontation.
 
The officer will be placed on mandatory paid leave and will received counseling, as part of standard Columbus Police Department procedure.

The name of the suspect has not been released, pending the filing of charges.

The shooting is under investigation.
 
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