Suspect identified in fatal officer-involved shooting in Franklinton

SWAT situation in west Columbus. (Ryan Greenlese/WBNS)
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COLUMBUS - Columbus police identified the man who they say made a threatening gesture towards police with a weapon and was subsequently shot and killed by officers.

Corey Cordova, 30, was identified as the suspect from the May 20 shooting during the SWAT situation.

Police say they responded to a call of shots fired at a duplex in the 1300 block of West State Street in the Franklinton neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. The response developed into a SWAT barricade situation.

Officers say the suspect crawled through an upstairs bedroom window and was standing on the roof of his porch when he made a threatening gesture with a gun. Officers fired at the suspect, killing him.

Police said one neighbor told officers Cordova was shooting the gun into the ground, but police said they're also investigating the possibility that he fired the gun into the air, or at other people.

Columbus Police Crime Scene Investigators remained on scene for more than 12-hours collecting evidence.

No one else was hurt in the situation.

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