COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Over a month after the initial shooting that left him injured, a Columbus Division of Police officer has been released from physical therapy and rehabilitation.
The officer was going through the steps to recovery at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. The Columbus Division of Police shared photos of law enforcement officers lining the hallways of the treatment facility, applauding.
“43 days after being critically wounded during a shootout on I-70, one of our own is finally heading home,” Columbus police wrote.
Citing Marsy’s Law, the Columbus Division of Police has not identified the shot officer or any others involved in the shootout. The unnamed officer was previously recovering from a gunshot wound at Grant Medical Center, but left on July 26.
The shootout that left him injured also left one of three robbery suspects — 19-year-old Abdisamad Ismail — dead, while the other two led police on a manhunt.
Those two suspects, 23-year-old Faisal M. Darod and 20-year-old Aden Abdullahi Jama, remained at large for nearly 15 hours, according to Columbus police. They said the incident began with one member of the group stealing a Porsche from a dealership in Whitehall before joining the other two suspects to rob a Fifth Third Bank in the 2400 block of Hilliard Rome Road.
After the armed robbery, multiple law enforcement agencies followed the stolen Porsche to I-70 near West Mound Street, where the deadly shooting ultimately took place. Investigators would later find Darod outside his home on July 7, while the U.S. Marshals said they found Jama trying to flee the country the next day at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
In court proceedings on July 25, both Darod and Jama pleaded not guilty to aiding and abetting bank robbery, and the use of a firearm in a violent crime.