Columbus Police: Officer fatally shoots 15-year-old robbery suspect on city’s east side


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus Police officer shot and killed a 15-year-old robbery suspect armed with a gun on the city’s east side Thursday evening.

According to police, officers responded to a report of a robbery at the CVS near East Broad Street and James Road at approximately 6:10 p.m. Multiple officers responded to the scene.

According to Columbus Police spokesperson James Fuqua, the suspect was still inside the store when officers arrived. Fuqua said the suspect and an officer became involved in an altercation.

Police said at least two officers fired at the suspect.

The suspect was taken to Grant Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Fuqua said no employees, customers or officers were injured.

Columbus Police said the suspect was armed with a gun.

The identity of the suspect has not released.

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