3 suspects questioned in Columbus officer-involved shooting released

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3 suspects in custody in connection to Columbus police officer-involved shooting

Three suspects have been taken into custody and are being questioned by Columbus police in connection to an officer was shot in the facial area Thursday night in the Linden neighborhood.

No charges have been filed, said Deputy Chief Tim Becker during a press conference on Friday.

Officer William Frease, an 11-year veteran, was shot at about 10:47 p.m. Thursday while working in plainclothes in the area of 2342 Hamilton Ave., Becker said.

Frease did not return fire, Becker said.

Frease was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is in stable condition, Becker said.

Frease provided a description of a vehicle which was later stopped by Whitehall police at Yearling and East Broad Street about 25 minutes after the shooting, Becker said.

The suspect and two other individuals were taken into custody, and according to police, a firearm was recovered in the vehicle.  

Becker said officials are still trying to determine who shot Frease.

Responding officers found the injured officer near the intersection of E. Hudson Street and McGuffey Avenue.  

The officer was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in stable condition.  

Police continue to investigate the shooting.   

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