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Police Fatally Shoot Alleged Gunman Outside Columbus Club
COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- Investigators have interviewed dozens of people in connection with the death of an alleged gunman who was shot by police outside an OSU-area club, but have not yet identified the suspect's would-be victim.
Two Columbus police officers killed the suspect after they saw him shoot at an unidentified man as he exited the Charlie Bear dance club on Olentangy River Road at approximately 2 a.m. Monday.
The officers -- who were working security at the time of the shooting -- opened fire when they were threatened by the suspect during a brief confrontation, according to police.
"I don't know why people think it's okay to point a gun at a police officer," Fraternal Order of Police President (Ohio, 11th District) Jason Pappas said. "It won't be tolerated, and as you can see, the results are never good."
Police interviewed several potential witnesses at the club, which held more than 150 people at the time of the shooting.
Detectives are attempting to locate the man who was allegedly targeted by the suspect, and do not yet know if that patron was wounded during the shooting.
Investigators have not publicly identified the deceased suspect.