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Columbus Police Shoot, Kill Man On South Side


Columbus police say an officer shot and killed a man who police say pointed a gun at an officer Thursday night.

Officers were called to Southwood Avenue on a report that a man sitting in an SUV had pointed a gun at someone.

The caller also said the man had an assault rifle and appeared to be intoxicated. Police say when officers arrived they approached the SUV and saw the suspect, identified as Jimmie Patton, get out and pointed a gun at one of the officers.

They say an officer then shot Patton.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.