Columbus Police Kill Shooting Suspect

Columbus Police officers shot and killed Wednesday night shooting suspect 50 year old Kenneth R. Herring.(Photo: Columbus Police Department)
Columbus Police officers shot and killed Wednesday night shooting suspect 50 year old Kenneth R. Herring.(Photo: Columbus Police Department)

Police in Columbus say they confronted and fatally shot a man who was wanted for shooting his girlfriend hours before.

It happened early Thursday east of downtown.

Sgt. Rich Weiner said the man, 50-year-old Kenneth Ray Herring, was a suspect in a shooting involving a woman on Wednesday night. She was shot twice and hospitalized in critical condition.

Weiner said five officers confronted the man at about 12:08 a.m. as he stood on the porch of a house. They were trying to arrest him when all fired shots. None of the officers were hurt.

They said the man had a gun, which was recovered at the scene. Other details of the confrontation weren’t disclosed.

Four people inside the residence were interviewed and later released. The investigation continues.

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