COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say an officer shot a knife-wielding man when he ignored orders to drop it.
Columbus police said it happened Monday night on the city’s west side after officers were dispatched to break up a fight at an apartment complex.
Inside one of the apartments, an officer was confronted by a 19-year-old man holding a knife. Officers said he ignored repeated commands to drop it, and the officer shot him once.
The suspect — who has not been named — was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his hip and a neck laceration. He was in stable condition. Nobody else was hurt.
It was the second time in as many days that Columbus police shot a suspect wielding a weapon.