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CPD: Apartment Tenant Shoots Suspect During Attempted Break-In

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Columbus police detectives are investigating a shooting stemming from an attempted break-in at an apartment on the city's east side early Wednesday morning.

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.

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