COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A 20-year-old shot and killed by Columbus police was wanted on allegations of domestic violence, court records indicate.
Records from the Franklin County Municipal Court released Wednesday evening revealed that Donovan Lewis, an unarmed Black man fatally shot by Officer Ricky Anderson around 2 a.m. Tuesday, was wanted by police after being accused of domestic violence.
Officers arrived at a Kentucky Fried Chicken location on the 3100 block of Sullivant Avenue, where they met a woman who said she was pregnant with Lewis’ child.
She reportedly told police that she and Lewis had been sitting in chairs in a nearby park when Lewis became angry. The woman said Lewis pushed her out of her chair, causing her to roll down a small hill, scratching the back of her leg. The woman then ran to the restaurant and called police.
When officers arrived, court records said they noticed a bruise under her right eye. The woman said Lewis punched her in the face three or four days before, causing the bruising. The woman told police she had been frequently assaulted by Lewis, according to court records.
According to court records, the woman spoke with a domestic violence hotline.
Lewis was shot and killed Tuesday, Aug. 30, when Columbus police officers served an arrest warrant in relation to the Aug. 10 incident. He was unarmed when he was shot by Anderson just moments after officers opened the door to the room where Lewis was inside.