Shotspotter leads to arrest of former Ohio State football player


The new Shotspotter technology being used by Columbus police lead to the arrest of a former Ohio State football player.

Shotspotter is a program that detects gunfire and alerts police. The system notified officers of shots fired over the weekend in the Linden area.

Officers tracked down shell casings and questioned 26-year-old Corey Smith. They discovered the former Buckeye had warrants out of Summit County, including one for aggravated robbery.

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Shotspotter has netted seven arrests in two months.

"That’s how we absolutely know that Shotspotter is successful because we will find the remnants of a shot being fired," said Columbus Police Sgt. Chantay Boxill.

Shotspotter is currently in place in Linden and the Hilltop. It will be installed on the south side soon.