COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police have identified a suspect and three victims in an officer-involved shooting on Walford Street Monday.
Police say the suspect, who died, is 64-year-old Abadi Gedregziber of Columbus.
Police tell NBC4 officers were called to a home in the 4300 block of Walford Street around 9am Monday on a report of a stabbing.
The officers entered the residence and found three people stabbed inside. Two of the female victims, 33-year-old Azeb Demewez and 18-year-old Selam Habte, were pronounced dead at a local hospital.
A third stabbing victim, 51-year-old Alganesh Gebrezgabiher, is in life-threatening condition as of Wednesday morning.
Witnesses say the officers confronted Abadi Gedregziber with a knife outside of the residence. Police tell NBC4 the officers on scene were ultimately forced to shoot him. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
No officers were injured.
As part of the investigation on Walford, officers went to an address on Fitzroy nearby where they discovered another body, that of 19-year-old Russom Habte. Officers say he had died from apparent stab wounds.
Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) and Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services have established a fund to support the children of the victims.
Sgt. Gregg Seevers, a 21-year veteran of the police force was identified as the officer who shot the suspect. Seever was placed on a three-day administrative leave.