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Police officer shot and killed teenager in Columbus, Ohio, family member says


COLUMBUS, Ohio — An angry crowd gathered Tuesday night near an Ohio home where a police officer fatally shot a person while responding to an attempted stabbing call.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was on the scene Tuesday night to investigate a fatal shooting by a Columbus police officer. The shooting occurred just before a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last year. 

Police received a 911 call at about 4:35 p.m. regarding an attempted stabbing on Legion Lane in Columbus, Ohio.Officers later responded to the scene and at 4:45 p.m. an officer-involved shooting was reported.

Columbus Fire medics were cleared to come into the scene at 4:46 p.m., police said. The wounded person was transported in critical condition to Mount Carmel East hospital, where she was later pronounced dead , police said. 

No one else was injured, according to Columbus police dispatch.

Police have provided no information about the person shot or the circumstances of the shooting. 

The scene Legion Lane following a fatal police shooting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 on the east side of Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Police responded around 4:35 p.m. Tuesday following a 911 call where the caller reported that someone was trying to stab them and then hung up. The person shot was then transported to Mount Carmel East where she later died at 5:21 p.m., according to Columbus Police.

Later Tuesday evening, Mayor Andrew Ginther urged residents to “remain calm” as authorities conduct their investigation.

“This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life. We do not know all of the details,” Ginther said on Twitter. “There is body-worn camera footage of the incident. We are working to review it as soon as possible.

“BCI is on the scene conducting an independent investigation — as they do with all CPD-involved shootings,” he said, adding: “We will share information that we can as soon as it becomes available.”


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