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Man killed by Columbus police after alleged protection order violation

Oct 02, 2023Oct 02, 2023

For the fifth time in less than two months, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is leading an investigation into a fatal shooting by a Columbus police officer.

Columbus police said one officer fired multiple shots at a man who was running from police in the Innis Garden Village neighborhood on the South Side.

The 36-year-old man died at 11:42 p.m. at an area hospital.

Columbus police said the incident began around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, when officers got a call about a man with arrest warrants related to multiple charges of violating a protection order.

The Dispatch has independently confirmed the man, whose identity has not been released, had at least two arrest warrants issued for allegations of violating a protection order, which are misdemeanors, earlier this month.

As officers arrived at the scene, which was on the 1100 block of Rendezvous Lane, located off of Lockbourne Road on the South Side, the man was seen leaving in a vehicle.

Police said they tried to pull over the vehicle, but the man didn't stop. The Division of Police's helicopter found the vehicle and followed it from the air, police said, and saw the vehicle crash near Parsons Avenue and Corr Road and then fleeing the scene.

The helicopter continued watching the vehicle from the air, police said, until it stopped at the Marion Square Apartments on Marion Road. The driver got out and ran on foot, according to police.

Officers in cruisers, who had been going to the location after the helicopter said the vehicle had stopped, tried to run after the man on foot, police said. During the foot chase, the man reportedly pulled out a gun.

Police said a firearm was recovered from the scene.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation into the shooting, in accordance with city policy. The Franklin County Prosecutor's office will present the case to a grand jury when the investigation is complete, which has been the office's practice for all fatal shootings involving police.

This is the fifth fatal shooting involving Columbus police officers since July 4 and the third in August:

The officers who have been involved in all of the shootings since July 4 have not been named. Columbus police have cited a change in Marsy's Law, which is a protection for victims of crime.

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