Police identify suspect killed, officers involved in Thursday shooting

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police have identified the suspect shot and killed by officers on Thursday at a north Columbus hotel. 

Police identified the suspect as Montae D. Shackleford, 28. Police say he was wanted on a felony warrant for abduction filed by Worthington Police, CPD said in a press release. 

The officers involved in the shooting have been identified as: 

  • Sgt. David Gitlitz, a 5-year veteran assigned to the Patrol Bureau
  • Ofc. Alexander Stallings,  a 5-year veteran assigned to the Patrol Bureau
  • Ofc. Matthew Carroll,  a 5-year veteran assigned to the Patrol Bureau
  • Ofc. Jeffrey Lincoln,  a 4-year veteran assigned to the Patrol Bureau
  • Ofc. Austin Endsley, who has worked for CPD for less than a year and is assigned to the Training Bureau. 

Officer Carroll is recovering from a gunshot to the leg. 

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