COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An investigation has determined that two Columbus police officers acted within policy in the fatal shooting of a man in the Franklinton area last July.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 5:43pm, Friday, July 7, 2017, officers were patrolling in the 80 block of Schultz Avenue when they encountered a man walking between cars and acting erratic.
A woman told officers that some kids had thrown rocks at her car and her sister’s boyfriend, Kareem Ali Nadir Jones, had gone looking for them.
Later CPD Officers Samuel James and Marc Johnson made contact with Jones and began talking to him.
According to police, the officers began to feel threatened by Jones and repeatedly ordered him to get on the ground.
Witnesses told police that Jones did not follow the officers’ commands, and both James and Johnson opened fire on Jones.
Jones was taken to Mount Carmel West Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Police say a gun was later found at the scene.
After an investigation into the shooting by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board, it was determined that officers James and Johnson were found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Force Policy.