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Police: Man who held 2 people hostage after shooting father in south Columbus arrested

Columbus police said the situation started around 2:30 p.m. after the son shot his father in the leg near the Salvation Army on South High Street.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man who police say held two people hostage inside a home after shooting his father in south Columbus has been taken into custody.

Columbus police said the situation started around 2:30 p.m. after the son shot his father in the leg near the Salvation Army on South High Street.

Police say the suspect, who has been identified as 27-year-old Jeremy Davis, was visiting his father.

Davis' father noticed a gun tucked in his son's waistband as the two were talking. The two began to argue about Davis having a gun.

According to police, Davis pulled the gun from his waistband and fired a shot at his father, hitting him in the leg. 

Davis ran after the shooting and witnesses followed him while dialing 911.

Police say Davis barricaded himself inside a home with two other people on South 4th Street.

A SWAT team responded to the home. Around 6:15 p.m., the two people who were being held hostage walked out of the home and Davis was arrested.

Nobody was reported injured in the SWAT situation, according to police.

Davis' father was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK, police say.

Davis is charged with felonious assault.

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