COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A man is dead after being shot Sunday morning in east Columbus.
According to Columbus police, officers went to the 5400 block of Red Bird Court just before 6 a.m. on reports of shots fired. When police arrived, they found Nathaniel Spears, 30, lying outside with a gunshot wound.
Spears was promptly taken to Mount Carmel East in critical condition and was pronounced dead just after 6:20 a.m. One person was detained after the shooting, according to a CPD dispatcher.
In an afternoon update, police said Spears and the person detained were in an altercation that led to the shooting. The update from police also says they are investigating self-defense claims from the person who was detained.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus police at 614-645-4730.