Man killed by police in north Columbus shooting

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — According to Columbus Police, a man was shot and killed by an officer early Tuesday morning in north Columbus.

Officers were called to the Cranbrook neighborhood just before 1:30 a.m. on reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area.

Lieutenant Tim Myers told NBC4 that 20 minutes after responding to the area, the person involved was struck by gunfire and transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital. They were pronounced dead just before 2:30 a.m. by medical personnel.

According to Columbus police spokesperson Sgt. James Fuqua, the man who was killed was visiting someone in the neighborhood. Fuqua said it appears the man was on the property legally.

The officer involved was wearing a body camera, and there is footage of the shooting.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation is on scene investigating. This is the third BCI investigation for CPD officers firing weapons since last Tuesday.

Stay with NBC4 as we update this story throughout the morning.

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