One man is dead after a standoff with police in the Franklinton area.
According to Columbus Police, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of West State Street around 10:30pm Saturday night after receiving reports of shots fired in the area. When police arrived, they found an armed man who was firing shots into the ground.
Police say the man threatened officers when they approached him. The suspect then ran to a house and barricaded himself inside. The SWAT team and the Columbus Police Hostage Negotiation Team were dispatched to the scene to attempt to negotiate with the man.
According to Columbus Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Dean Worthington, the man made a threatening gesture with a handgun toward officers around 12:10am Sunday. The SWAT team opened fire, shooting and killing the man.
Police have not identified the suspect at this time. This is the seventh police-involved shooting in Columbus this year.
No further information was immediately available.