By: Alex Mazer, Multimedia Content Producer - email
COLUMBUS, Ohio -
Columbus police detectives are investigating a shooting stemming from an
attempted break-in at an apartment on the city's east side early Wednesday
According to dispatchers, officers were called to an apartment in the
Cornerstone Crossings Apartments complex, in the 5800 block of Chatford Drive
at about 12:39 a.m.
Officers tell NBC4 a male suspect was shot while attempting to force
entry into an apartment.
The suspect fled from the scene and was dropped off at Mount Carmel East
Hospital moments later to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds.
He was then transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital where he was listed in
critical condition but expected to survive his injuries, according to police.
The 21-year-old apartment tenant told officers two black males kicked in his
front door and fired several shots at the suspects to protect himself.
Detectives are hoping to identify the vehicle that dropped the suspect off
at Mount Carmel East Hospital through surveillance video. It is believed that
two other men are involved in the attempted break-in.
The apartment tenant was not injured during the attempted break-in and has
been cooperating with detectives.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the
Columbus police assault unit at 614-645-4141.