Police: Man shot by officer after domestic dispute in northeast Columbus did not have a gun

Police involved shooting on Karl Road in northeast Columbus (WBNS-10TV)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police said the man shot by an officer after an alleged domestic dispute last month did not have a gun.

Officers responded to the 4200 block of Karl Road on Feb. 24 for a call about a man who kicked in a door and was assaulting the woman inside.

Investigators say the victim sent a text message to the person who called 911, asking that person to call police because she needed help getting away from the suspect.

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In a news release issued on Friday, police said the man, 27-year-old Roddale Garmany, was shot by an officer who believed Garmany had a gun after making an “unexpected gesture with his right hand”.

Police said it was later discovered the item in Garmany’s hand was a dark-colored cell phone.

Police identified the officer who fired his weapon as Sontino Williams, an 18-year veteran.

Garmany, was taken to Riverside Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured in the incident.

Garmany has been charged with assault and domestic violence.

Police said the shooting investigation will be sent to the Franklin County Prosecutor to see if the case will be sent to a grand jury.

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