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Columbus Police Identify Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting

Raymond Wambsgans

The Columbus Division of Police has identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a woman on the city's southeast side last weekend.

The officers were identified Monday as Glenn Thivener, a 29-year veteran of the force, and Officer Keith Kise, a 22-year vet. Both are members of the division's SWAT team.

Police say Thivener and Kise fired at Kaitlin Marie Demeo, 25, early Saturday morning after she opened fire during a standoff that started several hours earlier at a home on Whims Road.

Police say they were responding to a report of shots fired in the area, and Demeo barricaded herself inside a home with a rifle once officers arrived. Police say she was shot after firing from an upstairs window.

Police say the shooting is the fourth officer-involved shooting in Columbus in 2018.

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.