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Police Shoot and Kill Armed Man

HILLIARD (Jen French)Columbus police shot and killed a man, after they say he walked into a womans apartment armed with a knife.

After 5:00 Sunday morning, a woman called 911 when a man holding a knife walked into her unlocked apartment on Tretorn Drive. She told police she didnt know him.

Columbus Police learned the intruder was 31-year-old Jason White.

Officers said White charged at them, then jumped a fence and took off.

White was found outside of another apartment on Gables Lake Drive. Officers tased White twice, but werent able to subdue him either time. Investigators said three officers opened fire, killing White.

"I heard them scream-shots fired, shots fired, Jordan Rode said, neighbor.

"A couple screams--then I heard three shots rang out, Michael Boyer said, neighbor.

After notifying Whites family, police learned that he may have been suffering from a mental illness.

"This is very traumatic for them. One of the witness officers who didn't even shoot his gun he was pretty shook up about this too, Sgt. Rich Weiner said.  "So its important that they have some time to wrap their heads around what happened."

All officers involved will be allowed to take a few days of personal time then return to regular full time duty. The names of the three officers involved in the shooting will be released Monday.

 
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