COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in northeast Columbus Friday.
It happened early Friday afternoon on Estates Place, in the area of Ferris Road. According to police, a 23-year-old man was sent to Riverside Hospital, where he later died.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy working with a U.S. Marshals task force shot a person.
The marshals’ office said agents were in the area looking for a fugitive, but were unsuccessful in locating the person. As they were completing their operation, the shooting victim drove by waving a gun, the office said.
Several officers followed the man and when they caught up to him, commanded him to drop the weapon. As the suspect began to pull his gun, the sheriff’s deputy fired, hitting the suspect, according to the marshals’ office.
The man was not related to the fugitive operation being conducted by the marshals.
Columbus Police responded to the scene to investigate.