Police identify suspect, three victims killed in officer-involved shooting Monday night

Local News
stabbingshooting_1525096235339.jpg

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.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Interactive Radar

STORY TOOLS

click here for more information on the gridiron classic airing on NBC4 Saturday night at 8 pm

Trending on NBC4i.com

Today's Central OH Forecast

More Forecast

Don't Miss

Alexa

Storm Team 4 on Alexa

W3Schools