Suspect And Another Person Dead, Two Officers Injured In Shootout
Columbus Police say a homicide suspect and another person are dead and two police officers injured after a police involved shooting in North Columbus.
Gunfire erupted shortly after 5 a.m. just north of the intersection of East North Broadway and North High Street in Clintonville.
Police say patrol officers received a tip in an April 5th homicide investigation tried to stop a suspect vehicle. Sergeant Rich Weiner says gunfire shattered the police cruiser’s windows. Two officers were injured by flying glass. A pursuit of the subjects along North High Street ended in an exchange of gunfire between police and the two suspects, a man and a woman.
Traffic along a six block section of North High Street and on North Broadway at High was detoured. North High is expected to be blocked in the area for much of the remainder of the day.