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Current Releases

Week of February 1st thru February 7th, 2015

 

NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
February 6, 2015
MA# 18-2015


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 26-2014


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on May 10, 2014, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Stephen Asch #2536 and Officer Kyle Beatty #2635 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.


Knife Wielding Man Shot During Confrontation with Police


Columbus Police are investigating a shooting involving officers and a man armed with a knife on the city’s southeast side.

On May 10, 2014, at approximately 12:48 am, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Jonathan Drive on numerous reports of a man yelling and banging on doors attempting to enter multiple homes. Officers arrived on the scene and spotted the suspect in the front of 1526 Jonathan Drive. The suspect was shot multiple times as he charged towards officers with a knife. Witnesses confirmed seeing the suspect rush the officers. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported. A knife was recovered from the scene. The suspect has not yet been identified. The incident remains under investigation.

As in all police involved shootings, the involved officer(s) will receive mandated psychological support counseling. Officers are also afforded an opportunity to take leave time to assist in recovery from a traumatic experience. This incident will be investigated by the Critical Incident Response Team (made up of specially trained investigators from the Homicide Units). The final investigative package will be forwarded to the Columbus Division of Police Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board and the Chain-Of-Command for review.


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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
February 6, 2015
MA# 17-2015


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 02-2014


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on January 3, 2014, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Solomon Seng #1873 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.


***UPDATE***
Police Involved Shooting
2272 Siskin Avenue


The police involved shooting that occurred on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 2272 Siskin Avenue, is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

The officer involved in the shooting is identified as:

• Officer Solomon Seng #1873. Officer Seng has been with the Division of Police for 1 year and is assigned to the Patrol Bureau.

The suspect is identified as Patrick L. Jones, M/W/47.


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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office

February 6, 2015
MA# 16-2015


Man Shot as Officers Attempt to Take Him into Custody


Columbus Police are investigating a police involved shooting on the city’s south side.

On February 6, 2015, officers went to 2756 Dolby Drive to serve a Felonious Assault warrant on James England. Upon arrival, officers began talking to a man through the front door, advising him they had a warrant for James England’s arrest. Seconds later, a man, identified as James England, exited the rear of the residence and was confronted by waiting officers who were standing outside of a covered patio. Officers grabbed him through a partially boarded door and attempted to put him in handcuffs when he began struggling with the officers. During the struggle, two dogs on the patio became aggressive towards the officers. One officer fired at the dogs as another officer deployed his Taser at James England who was breaking free.

The dogs retreated back into the house at which point James England broke away and ran into the house. Officers made entry into the house and found the 28-year-old lying in a nearby hallway. Officers gained control of him and noticed he had suffered what appeared to be two gunshot wounds. Medics responded to the scene and transported him to Grant Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. No other injuries were reported. The dogs were removed from the house by Franklin County Animal Control. The shooting remains under investigation.

This is the third police involved shooting for 2015.

As in all police involved shootings, the involved officer(s) will receive mandated psychological support counseling. Officers are also afforded an opportunity to take leave time to assist in recovery from a traumatic experience. This incident will be investigated by the Critical Incident Response Team (made up of specially trained investigators from the Homicide Units). The final investigative package will be forwarded to the Columbus Division of Police Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board and the Chain-Of-Command for review.


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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 2/1/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Jay Fulton Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4062 Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: 2/12/15 Time: 8:33
Location of Offense/Incident: 2361 Shore Blvd. E. Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
Incident Report #: 150124228 Cruiser District: 201

Victim: Sofia Brisco
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 29

Suspect: Bryon L. Brisco Sr.
Address: 2361 Shore Blvd. E
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 44
Charges: Murder

Incident Summary:

On January 28, 2015, at approximately 10:11 p.m., two black male suspects entered the Peppers Wings N Fish restaurant located at 1125 E. Hudson St. The suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cashiers pockets as well as the cash register. The cashier complied and the suspects fled the scene with the cash. Both suspects were described as male black, approximately 18-25 years of age. Both stood approximately 6'0" tall and weighed 180 pounds. Both also wore blue jeans, blue hoodies, with scarves covering their faces. Copies of the surveillance video is available at Columbus Police Information Desk. (Please blur the image of the employee before airing the pictures/video.)

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477)

 


Week of February 8th thru February 14th, 2015

 

NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
February 13, 2015
MA# 24-2015


Man Shot During Altercation with Officers


Columbus Police are investigating a police involved shooting on the city’s west side.

On February 13, 2015, at approximately 3:50 am, officers responded to 3680 Briggs Road #2 on a disturbance between neighbors. Officers were advised a neighbor came to the caller’s apartment and threatened her with a broomstick. The caller told officers the suspect had a warrant from a previous dispute involving her. Officers confirmed the man’s identity and verified the man had a good warrant for criminal damaging.

The officers went to the neighbor’s apartment and spoke with a man who answered the door. Officers confirmed the man was the wanted person and informed him he had a warrant and was under arrest. The man, identified as Abdiwahab Hassan M/B/39, backed into the apartment and attempted to close the door as officers struggled to place him into custody. Hassan broke away from the officers and made it into the kitchen where he grabbed a knife, holding the officers at bay.

One officer deployed his Taser at Hassan, with no affect. Hassan backed down a hallway to a rear bedroom, slamming the door. Officers opened the bedroom door and observed a juvenile and woman inside the room just before the door slammed shut for a second time. Officers gave numerous commands for Hassan to drop the knife and surrender. Hassan shouted to the officers he didn’t have the knife at which point the officers opened the door and were confronted with Hassan holding what appeared to be a metal pipe. Officers deployed the Taser two additional times. The Taser had no affect at which point Hassan raised the pipe and advanced towards the officers. One officer fired his weapon, striking Hassan in the arm, but not immediately disarming him. Hassan finally dropped the pipe after additional commands and was taken into custody. No other injuries were reported.

Hassan was transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital in stable condition. He is charged with felonious assault in addition to having a good warrant for criminal damaging. The knife and pipe were recovered at the scene.

As in all police involved shootings, the involved officer(s) will receive mandated psychological support counseling. Officers are also afforded an opportunity to take leave time to assist in recovery from a traumatic experience. This incident will be investigated by the Critical Incident Response Team (made up of specially trained investigators from the Homicide Units). The final investigative package will be forwarded to the Columbus Division of Police Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board and the Chain-Of-Command for review.


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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Denise Alex-Bouzounis at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
February 13, 2015
MA# 23-2015


Columbus Division of Police
Promotion Ceremony


The Columbus Division of Police is pleased to announce the promotion of seven of its sworn personnel to the rank of Sergeant. One Sergeant will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and one Lieutenant will be promoted to the rank of Commander. The promotion ceremony will be held today Friday, February 13, 2015, at 1:00 pm at the James G. Jackson Columbus Police Academy, located at 1000 N. Hague Avenue.


Promoted to Sergeant


Sergeant Adam Barton is a fourteen year veteran and joined the Division of Police in 2000
Sergeant Kyle Fishburn is a nine year veteran and joined the Division of Police in 2005
Sergeant James Fuqua is a ten year veteran and joined the Division of Police in 2004
Sergeant Lee Hurst is an eight year veteran and joined the Division of Police in 2006
Sergeant Stephen Mason is an eight year veteran and joined the Division of Police in 2006
Sergeant Rick Mollette is a twelve year veteran and joined the Division of Police in 2002
Sergeant Mike Muscarello is a fifteen year veteran and joined the Division of Police in 1999


Promoted to Lieutenant


Lieutenant Jeff Lipp is a twelve year veteran and joined the Division of Police in 2002


Promoted to Commander


Commander Greg Bodker is a twenty year veteran and joined the Division of Police in 1994


FOR SUBURBAN PAPERS


Sergeant Barton’s zip code is 43147
Sergeant Fishburns’s zip code is 43136
Sergeant Fuqua’s zip code is 43123
Sergeant Hurst’s zip code is 43147
Sergeant Mason’s zip code is 43015
Sergeant Mollette’s zip code is 43212
Sergeant Muscarello’s zip code is 43055
Lieutenant Lipp’s zip code is 43147
Commander Bodker’s zip code is 43035

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 2/12/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Jay Fulton Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4062 Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 2/12/15 Time: 8:33
Location of Offense/Incident: 2361 Shore Blvd. E. Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
Incident Report #: 150124228 Cruiser District: 201

Victim: Sofia Brisco
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 29

Suspect: Bryon L. Brisco Sr.
Address: 2361 Shore Blvd. E
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 44
Charges: Murder

Incident Summary: On Thursday February 12, 2015 at approximately 8:33 A.M. Bryon Brisco and his wife, Sofia Brisco were involved in a domestic dispute at their residence. During the dispute the two alledgedly stuggled over a handgun. The gun discharged and Ms. Brisco suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest. She was transported to Grant Hospital where she expired from her injury.

Any person having information about this homicide is urged to contact the Columbus Division of Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730.

This is the 8th Homicide of 2015.

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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Denise Alex-Bouzounis at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
February 12, 2015
MA# 22-2015


The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing


Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs has been invited to testify at the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. This will be the fifth public listening session on the topic of Training and Education. She is one of a select group chosen to take part in the session. The session will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Chief Jacobs will be testifying at 1pm Mountain Standard Time and will concentrate her testimony on Supervisory, Leadership and Management Training.

The Task Force, established by an executive order signed by President Barack Obama on December 18, 2014, is charged with identifying ways to strengthen public trust and foster strong relationships between local law enforcement and the communities that they protect while also promoting effective crime reduction.

Chief Jacobs will be available to talk with the media about her invitation to testify at the President’s Task Force on 21st Policing today at 1:30pm in the Chief’s office. Please contact Denise to confirm attendance.


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Fatal Crash - UPDATE

Media Information Date: 02/11/2015
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective M. Taylor #565 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Crash Date: 02/10/15 Time: 8:24 PM
Location of Incident: I 670W & I 71 Zone: 1 Precinct: 16
Report Number: 150120350 Cruiser District: 163

Injured Parties:
Name: Hannah Miller Sex: F Age: 21
Name: Virginia White Sex: F Age: 80
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Christopher Harden Sex: M Age: 48
Name: Anna Harden Sex: F Age: 12
Name: Sidney Tackett Sex: F Age: 13

On 2/10/15 at approximately 8:24 P.M., Virginia White of Gahanna was operating her 2004 Buick Regal eastbound in the westbound lanes of I670 & I71. Mrs. White struck Hanna Miller of Columbus, who was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus westbound on I670 head on. Ms. Miller’s vehicle was spun out of control and struck by Christopher Harden of Columbus who was driving his 2005 Kia Sedona westbound on I670. Mrs. White and Ms. Miller were transported to Grant Hospital in critical condition.
This is an ongoing investigation.


***UPDATE***
At 1:42am on 2/11/15, Mrs. Virginia White succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at Grant Medical Center.

This is the City’s 7th traffic related fatality of the year.

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Traffic Fatality

Media Information Date: February 11, 2015
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Sgt. Brooke Wilson Phone: (614) - 645 - 4532
Type of Offense/Incident: Traffic Fatality Date: 02/5/2015 Time: 1:25 PM
Location of Incident: I-71 (s/b) ramp to I-670 (e/b) Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Report Number: 150103285 Cruiser District: 73

Decedent
Name: Gall, Lisa Sex: F Age: 22
Other Involved Parties:
None

On February 5, 2015, just before 1:25am, Ms. Lisa M. Gall of Columbus was operating her 2005 Chevrolet Malibu from southbound Interstate 71 onto the ramp for eastbound Interstate 670. For reasons still under investigation, she lost control of her vehicle striking the concrete barrier wall along the western edge of the roadway. Ms. Gall, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from her vehicle onto the grass covered embankment. She was subsequently transported by Columbus Fire Medics to Grant Medical Center in life threatening condition but later stabilized. The Accident Investigation Unit responded and initiated an investigation.

On February 11, 2015, Ms. Gall succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at Grant Medical Center.

To date in 2015, Columbus has had 6 fatal traffic crashes involving 8 fatalities.

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Serious Injury Crash

Media Information Date: 02/10/2015
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective M. Taylor #565 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767
Type of Offense/Incident: Serious Injury Crash Date: 02/10/15 Time: 8:24 PM
Location of Incident: I 670W & I 71 Zone: 1 Precinct: 16
Report Number: 150120350 Cruiser District: 163

Injured Parties:
Name: Hannah Miller Sex: F Age: 21
Name: Virginia White Sex: F Age: 80
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Christopher Harden Sex: M Age: 48
Name: Anna Harden Sex: F Age: 12
Name: Sidney Tackett Sex: F Age: 13

On 2/10/15 at approximately 8:24 P.M., Virginia White of Gahanna was operating her 2004 Buick Regal eastbound in the westbound lanes of I670 & I71. Mrs. White struck Hanna Miller of Columbus, who was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus westbound on I670 head on. Ms. Miller’s vehicle was spun out of control and struck by Christopher Harden of Columbus who was driving his 2005 Kia Sedona westbound on I670. Mrs. White and Ms. Miller were transported to Grant Hospital in critical condition.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Fatal Crash

Media Information Date: 2/8/15
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Sgt. Brooke Wilson Phone: (614) - 645 - 4532
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Crash Date: 2/8/15 Time: 2:45 AM
Location of Incident: I 70 W & I 270 Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Report Number: 150112827 Cruiser District: 142

Decedents:
Name: Winborn, Joslin Sex: F Age: 22
Name: Reed, Desiree Nicole Sex: F Age: 30
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Briggs, Melita Sex: F Age: 31
Name: Brown, Candis Sex: F Age: 27

Updated on 2/11/15 with all parties now identified.

On 2-8-2015 at 2:45am, Melita Briggs was operating a 2005 Jeep Liberty westbound on I-70 between I-270 and S. Hamilton Rd. with three other passengers on board. For reasons still under investigation, Ms. Briggs failed to control the Jeep, left the roadway, and then struck the wire guardrail in the median. The Jeep continued across the median until it struck a support pole for an overhead sign. The Jeep caught on fire from the impact.

Desiree Nicole Reed, the front seat passenger, was trapped inside the Jeep. CFD arrived and put out the fire. Desiree Reed and Joslin Winborn, who had been ejected, were pronounced dead at the scene. Candis Brown was transported to Grant Medical Center in serious condition. Melita Briggs was transported to The Ohio State Medical Center in critical condition.

This is an ongoing investigation.

This is the City’s fifth and sixth traffic related fatalities this year.

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D.O.A.

Media Information Date: February 11, 2015
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Paul Callahan #1318 Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4740
Type of Offense/Incident: D.O.A. Date: February 10, 2015 Time: 6:32 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1338 E. 25th Avenue Zone: 4 Precinct: 5
Incident Report #: 150120036 Cruiser District: 54

Victim: Kimyatta Williams Sex: F Race: B Age: 39

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: Age:

Incident Summary: On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at approximately 6:32 p.m. officers responded to 1338 E. 25th Avenue on a report of a person who had been stabbed. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Kimyatta Williams, who sustained a critical injury to her chest. She was transported to Grant E.R., where she expired. Any persons with information is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit, Detective Paul Callahan at 645-4740 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS. The investigation continues.

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Serious Injury Crash

Media Information Date: 02/10/2015
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective M. Taylor #565 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767
Type of Offense/Incident: Serious Injury Crash Date: 02/10/15 Time: 8:24 PM
Location of Incident: I 670W & I 71 Zone: 1 Precinct: 16
Report Number: 150120350 Cruiser District: 163

Injured Parties:
Name: Hannah Miller Sex: F Age: 21
Name: Virginia White Sex: F Age: 80
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Christopher Harden Sex: M Age: 48
Name: Anna Harden Sex: F Age: 12
Name: Sidney Tackett Sex: F Age: 13

On 2/10/15 at approximately 8:24 P.M., Virginia White of Gahanna was operating her 2004 Buick Regal eastbound in the westbound lanes of I670 & I71. Mrs. White struck Hanna Miller of Columbus, who was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus westbound on I670 head on. Ms. Miller’s vehicle was spun out of control and struck by Christopher Harden of Columbus who was driving his 2005 Kia Sedona westbound on I670. Mrs. White and Ms. Miller were transported to Grant Hospital in critical condition.
This is an ongoing investigation

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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
February 9, 2015
MA# 21-2015


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 13-2014


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on March 22, 2014, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Ryan VanFosson #893 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.


Man Shot During Confrontation with Officer


Columbus Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer and a man armed with a knife on the city’s east side.

On March 22, 2014, at approximately 5:19 am, officers were dispatched to the area of E. Livingston Avenue and S. Yearling Road on the report of a suspicious man. A female caller told dispatchers a man approached her and a friend and reached into his pocket as if he had a weapon. The caller believed the man was looking to rob someone.

Officers arrived and observed the man matching the description given by the caller. The man fled on foot upon seeing the arriving officers and was followed to the 4100 block of Dundee Avenue where he was shot by one of the officers during a confrontation. He was transported to Grant Medical Center in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. No other injuries were reported. Two knives were recovered at the scene.

The suspect has been identified as Timothy Slaughter, M/B/23. He is charged with a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon.


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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
February 9, 2015
MA# 20-2015


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 30-2014


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on May 25, 2014, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Timothy Mounts #1532 are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.


Suspect Shot After Standoff With SWAT


Columbus Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer and a man armed with a gun on the city’s east side.

Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Madison Township Police were searching for the suspect after they say he was involved in a home invasion/burglary this morning in Obetz.

After getting his address and checking with neighbors, a neighbor saw the suspect drive by officers. The suspect then left his vehicle near College Avenue & Petzinger Road where officers got into a brief foot chase with the man armed with a gun.

Around 11:15am Columbus Police negotiators and the tactical team tried getting the man to surrender where he was standing by a nearby pond.

Just before 2pm as negotiators continued to talk with him, there was a confrontation and the suspect was shot in the leg by police. The suspect then shot himself in the head.

He is being treated at Grant Hospital.

The suspect’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.


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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office

February 9, 2015
MA# 18-2015


The police involved shooting that occurred on Friday, February 6, 2015, at 2756 Dolby Drive, is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

The officer involved is identified as:
• Columbus Police Officer Keith Abel #2054. Officer Abel is an eighteen year veteran and is assigned to Zone 2 Patrol.


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Fatal Crash

Media Information Date: 2/8/15
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Sgt. Brooke Wilson Phone: (614) - 645 - 4532
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Crash Date: 2/8/15 Time: 2:45 AM
Location of Incident: I 70 W & I 270 Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Report Number: 150112827 Cruiser District: 142

Decedents:
Name: Winborn, Joslin Sex: F Age: 22
Name: Doe, Jane Sex: F Age: Unkn.
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Briggs, Melita Sex: F Age: 31
Name: Brown, Candis Sex: F Age: 27


Updated on 2/9/15 with three parties now identified.


On 2-8-2015 at 2:45am, Melita Briggs was operating a 2005 Jeep Liberty westbound on I-70 between I-270 and S. Hamilton Rd. with three other passengers on board. For reasons still under investigation, Ms. Briggs failed to control the Jeep, left the roadway, and then struck the wire guardrail in the median. The Jeep continued across the median until it struck a support pole for an overhead sign. The Jeep caught on fire from the impact.

Jane Doe, the front seat passenger, was trapped inside the Jeep. CFD arrived and put out the fire. Jane Doe and Joslin Winborn, who had been ejected, were pronounced dead at the scene. Candis Brown was transported to Grant Medical Center in serious condition. Melita Briggs was transported to The Ohio State

Medical Center in critical condition.


This is an ongoing investigation.

These are the City’s fifth and sixth traffic-related fatalities this year.

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Serious Injury Crash

Media Information Date: February 9, 2015
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Sgt. Brooke E. Wilson Phone: (614) - 645 - 4532
Type of Offense/Incident: Serious Injury Crash Date: 2/9/15 Time: 2:58 AM
Location of Incident: I-270 / &71 (north) Zone: 1 Precinct: 1
Report Number: 150115750 Cruiser District: 12

Injured Party:
Name: Maldonado, Antonio Sex: M Age: 25

On February 9, 2015 at approximately 2:58 AM, Mr. Antonio Maldonado (address unknown) was operating his 2008 Acura eastbound on I-270 on the north side of Columbus. He entered the I-71 ramp and lost control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway and crashing into a light pole. Mr. Maldonado, who was alone in the vehicle, was taken to Grant Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.

Attempts to locate any family of Mr. Maldonado have so far been unsuccessful. If anyone knows how to reach his family, they should contact Grant Medical Center at 614-566-9000.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Fatal Crash

Media Information Date: 2/8/15
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Connie Brant #2185 Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Crash Date: 2/8/15 Time: 2:45 AM
Location of Incident: I 70 W & I 270 Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Report Number: 150112827 Cruiser District: 142

Decedents:
Name: Jane Doe Sex: F Age: Unknown
Jane Doe F Unknown
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Jane Doe Sex: F Age: 31
Jane Doe F 27

On 2-8-2015 at 2:45am, Jane Doe #1 was operating a 2005 Jeep Liberty westbound on I-70 between I-270 and S. Hamilton Rd. For reasons still under investigation Jane Doe #1 failed to control the Jeep and crossed the center line then struck the wire guardrail in the median. The Jeep continued across the median until it struck a support pole for an overhead sign. The passenger side front door is where the Jeep made contact with the pole. The Jeep caught on fire from the impact. Jane Doe #2, the front seat passenger, was trapped inside the Jeep. A passerby stopped and assisted, by pulling Jane Doe #3 out of the Jeep and pulling Jane Doe #4 from underneath the Jeep. CFD arrived and put out the fire. Jane Doe #2 and Jane Doe #4 were pronounced dead at the scene. Jane Doe #1 was transported to Grant Medical Center in serious condition. Jane Doe #3 was transported to The Ohio State Medical Center in critical condition.

This is an ongoing investigation.

This is the City’s fifth and sixth traffic related fatalities this year.

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Felony Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 2/1/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
Offense/Incident: Felony Assault Date: 2/7/15 Time: 12:00PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 5707 Forest Elm Ln Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
Incident Report #: 150111604 Cruiser District: 181

Victim: Juvenile Victim
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 3

Suspect: Tyson L. Reliford
Address: 4078 County Road #7
Arrested
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 24

Incident Summary: On February 7, 2015, at approximately 12:00 P.M., a 3 year old juvenile victim was in the care of Tyson Reliford while the juvenile's mother was at work. During that time Mr. Reliford did assault the juvenile causing serious physical harm. The juvenile was transported to Children's Hospital, where she remains in critical condition. Columbus Police Homicide was contacted around 6:00 PM and advised of the child's condition. Detectives obtained information indicating that the possible suspect was inside of 5707 Forest Elm Ln. Officers attempted to make contact to no avail. Additional information was obtained indicating another child may be inside with the suspect. A search warrant was obtained which SWAT executed. The additional child was located unharmed and the suspect was taken into custody. Detective A. Mall is the primary and is being assisted by Detective M. Kestner.

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Felony Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 2/1/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
Offense/Incident: Felony Assault Date: 2/08/15 Time: 4:15AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 2416 Joyce Avenue Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
Incident Report #: 150112955 Cruiser District: 201

Victim: Denise McDonald
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 47

Suspect: King Hodge JR
Address: 2416 Joyce Ave
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 76

Incident Summary: On 2-8-2015 at approximately 4:15 A.M., at 2416 Joyce Ave, The homeowner/suspect and his girlfriend were involved in a verbal argument. The incident escalated and when the female victim maced the suspect, he produced a handgun and shot her one time in the chest. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is expected to recover from her injury. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.


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