Police identify woman killed in officer-involved shooting in southeast Columbus

Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 6000 block of Whims road Saturday. (Photo/WBNS-10TV Photographer Damon Yooung)
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COLUMBUS -- Homicide detectives are investigating after police responded to a "shots fired" call in southeast Columbus Saturday that ended with a woman’s death.

Authorities have identified the woman killed as 25-year-old Kaitlin Demeo.

Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 6000 block of Whims road at 4:30 a.m. When they arrived, a woman was firing shots outside her bedroom window, according to Public Information Officer Dean Worthington.

Police said officers attempted to negotiate with Demeo, who had barricaded herself inside, but she continued to fire shots and two SWAT officers returned fire.

Demeo was pronounced dead at 8 a.m.

The public information office identified the officers involved as Officer Glenn Thivener and Officer Keith Kise. Thivener is a 29 year veteran with the division. Kise is a 22 year veteran with the division.

This is the fourth officer-involved shooting in Columbus in 2018.

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