CPD officers acted within policy in three past police-involved shootings, investigation finds

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An investigation has found that five CPD officers acted within department policy during three past instances of police-involved shootings.

On April 1, 2015, Columbus Division of Police Officers Brian Newsome, Samuel Peck and Sgt. Trent Taylor opened fire after a confrontation with Roy Lee Harvison, who was a suspect in a double homicide at a parking lot near Parsons Avenue.

Harvison was struck and taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.

On February 10, 2017, CPD Officer Kimberly Wilkinson responded to the report of a shooting on Silver Oak Drive. 

Police say Wilkinson fired and missed the suspect, Keith Marshall after Marshall exited a vehicle with a gun in his hand. 

Marshall ran from the scene and later shot himself. He was hospitalized in critical condition. 

On April 6, 2017, CPD Officer Nathan Komisarek confronted Christopher L. Wade, after Wade pulled a gun while entering Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital.

Witnesses said Komisarek repeatedly asked Wade to get on the ground, but Wade did not comply. 

Komisarek shot Wade, who died from his injury. 

All three incidents, involving the five officers, were investigated by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board, and all officers were found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy. 

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