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The Journal Gazette

Friday, August 10, 2018 11:00 am

Officer wounded, man killed during confrontation

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Authorities say a man who emerged from a hotel room in Ohio's capital city and fired shots at police has been killed and an officer has been slightly wounded.

The 28-year-old man fatally shot Thursday afternoon in north Columbus hasn't been identified. Columbus police said one of the five officers who responded to the hotel received a graze wound to the leg and received treatment at a hospital.

A Columbus police spokesman said investigators are reviewing body camera footage to determine which officers fired shots.

Police went to the hotel after receiving a report of a fight involving a gun. Sgt. Rich Weiner said a witness told investigators the man fired at officers after stepping out of a room.