Police say a 28-year-old man is in stable condition after he was shot by a Columbus police officer early Friday morning.
According to police, a Columbus police officer observed Anthony Trussell riding a motorized scooter in the area of Demorest and Eakin roads and conducted a traffic stop at about 3:21 a.m. Friday.
"Once [the officer] started getting information as far as who [Trussell] was, he ran a record check, found out that he had a felony probation violation," said Columbus police Sgt. Rich Weiner. Trussell fled on foot upon hearing he had a warrant out for his arrest, according to police.
The sergeant alerted responding officer that the suspect was on foot and was wanted on a robbery warrant. Multiple officers responded and began searching the area for Trussell.
The foot chase ended two blocks away when an officer located Trussell hiding in a shed in the rear of a home in the 800 block of Stephen Drive West at about 3:31 a.m.
"That's where the officers confronted him. There was some sort of fight or confrontation between the two of them. That's when the officer fired his weapon," Weiner said.
Trussell was shot in the arm and taken to Mount Carmel West Hospital in stable condition.
"Early hours of the morning, not very well lit, and you confront a suspect who is on the run. We still need to find out exactly what happened. I mean, he was striking the officer, was kicking him, was threatening him. Those are all questions that investigators have," Weiner said.
Trussell's warrant was related to felony robbery, and he has had at least 15 criminal cases against him in Franklin County.
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