Man Shot After Pulling Gun on a Police Officer
Updated: Sunday, February 3 2013, 10:45 AM EST
COLUMBUS -- Columbus Police are still putting together the pieces in the city's latest police-involved shooting.
It all started at around 4:45 p.m. Saturday at Cleveland Ave. and Dunedin Rd. when police say they attempted to pull over the driver of a car for some sort of traffic-related offense. When the driver pulled over, police say the front seat passenger got out of the car and took off running.
Investigators say an officer chased the suspect on foot to a house at 1781 Audrey Rd. That's when investigators say the suspect pulled out a gun on the officer, and the officer opened fire shooting the suspect in buttocks.
One witness said the suspect was unarmed, but police say that's not true.
"Detectives found he had a weapon," Fraternal Order of Police President, Jason Pappas said.
It's still unclear why police pulled the vehicle over to begin with.
The suspect who was shot was taken to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he is said to be in stable condition. His name, and the name of the officer involved, haven't been released.
The department's Critical Incident Response Team is continuing to investigate this case.
It marks the city's third police-involved shooting of the year.
Reporter: Shawn Kline