Police: Officer shoots suspect after robbery at west Columbus CVS

Police respond to shooting at a CVS in West Columbus (WBNS-10TV)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place Tuesday morning at a CVS in west Columbus.

Columbus police were called at 8:04 a.m. to 1515 West Broad Street on a report of a robbery.

According to police, the suspect, who was armed with a gun, entered the business and demanded narcotics from the pharmacy. He then fled to a vehicle parked nearby.

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An officer who arrived at the scene tried to stop the suspect from getting into the vehicle. The officer fired a shot, striking the suspect.

Police said the suspect onto into the vehicle and drove away before crashing at I-70 and West Broad. The victim in the crash was not injured.

The suspect took off again but was stopped and arrested on Belvidere Avenue. Police said a gun was recovered.

The suspect was transported to Grant Medical Center and expected to be OK.

Police have identified the suspect as 38-year-old Cassius Crome. His photo is being withheld as detectives look into whether he’s committed other recent robberies.

The suspect has been charged with aggravated robbery. Police said the car the suspect was driving was reported stolen.

There were no injuries to any officers, witnesses or victims. The shooting remains under investigation.

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