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Columbus police identify five officers involved in shooting of suspect

According to police, Corey Cordova, 30, was identified as the suspect from the May 20 shooting during the SWAT situation.
SWAT situation in west Columbus. (Ryan Greenlese/WBNS)

COLUMBUS -- Columbus police have identified five officers who were involved in the shooting of a suspect they say made a threatening gesture from the second story of a home May 20.

Officers Troy Palmer, Timothy Halbakken, Howard Brenner, Randolph Rich and Kenneth Dale were involved according to a press release from Columbus police.

According to police, Corey Cordova, 30, was identified as the suspect from the May 20 shooting during the SWAT situation.

Police say they responded to a call of shots fired at a duplex in the 1300 block of West State Street in the Franklinton neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. The response developed into a SWAT barricade situation.

Officers say the suspect crawled through an upstairs bedroom window and was standing on the roof of his porch when he made a threatening gesture with a gun. Officers fired at the suspect, killing him.

Police said one neighbor told officers Cordova was shooting the gun into the ground, but police said they're also investigating the possibility that he fired the gun into the air, or at other people.

Columbus Police Crime Scene Investigators remained on scene for more than 12-hours collecting evidence.