Police investigating officer-involved shooting in east Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday afternoon.

According to police, the incident began between James Road and College Avenue on Livingston Avenue at approximately 2:26 p.m.

Police said two plain clothes detectives were in a car traveling on East Livingston Avenue when they were confronted in traffic by another car.

An exchange between the two vehicles happened and shots were fired by both vehicles, police said. It is not clear who fired first, but one of the detectives did fire his weapon, according to police.

Two suspects ended up near James Road and Dover Road and taken into custody.

Police said no one was injured in the shooting.

Columbus Police Sgt. James Fuqua said the incident is a good lesson for drivers to be aware of what is going on around them at all times.

“I mean, it’s well documented this year, we’ve had plenty of incidents of discharging of weapons in the city, so this is another example,” he said. “This was a traffic even turned potentially deadly, and no one was hurt.”

There is no further information available at this time.

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