COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting in the Linden area, Monday.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, one person was taken to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in stable condition after a reported officer-involved shooting on Gerbert Road, at about 12:51pm, Monday.
Police identified the person shot as a 16-year-old boy.
Officers were initially sent to the area after a report of a fight between two men, one of which was reportedly armed with a gun, according to police. When police approached the home, they heard the altercation inside.
Investigators say that officers opened the front door of the home and found the suspect with a gun in his hand. One officer fired his gun and struck the suspect at least once.
A gun was recovered at the scene, according to police.
Police say the officer was not injured in the shooting.
According to a Columbus City Schools spokesperson, Linden-McKinley STEM Academy has been placed on lockdown as a precaution.
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