Columbus Investigates Another Officer-Involved Shooting
Updated: Tuesday, April 23 2013, 08:16 AM EDT
COLUMBUS -- A police officer investigating a loud noise complaint ends up shooting a suspect wielding a knife.
It all started at around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday inside an apartment on Stimmel Rd.
to a police spokesperson, a neighbor called 9-1-1 after hearing
shouting and other loud noises coming from the apartment next door.
When the officer arrived, he says the 19-year old suspect had a knife.
The officer felt threatened enough that he shot the suspect in the hip,
according to Sgt. Rich Weiner of the Columbus Police Dept.
Crime scene technicians collected evidence at the scene. Neighbors describe what happened as unexpected and frightening.
"I saw from my window that when the first policeman that went in, he had
to draw his gun, and I knew it was something serious right then," said Eunice Jones, a nearby resident.
Police are not releasing much information, but say an officer shot a man inside the apartment. That man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but police say his injuries are not life-threatening.
A relative of the young mother who lives in the apartment told ABC 6 News that she and the man shot by police had an on-again off-again relationship. She says they had arguments, but nothing ever got violent.
Adam Aaro - Reporter