Columbus police officer critically injured in shooting, suspect in custody


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – The Columbus Division of Police reports one of its officers sustained critical injuries in a shooting Thursday morning.

Police report the officer was shot in the Northeast part of the city around 8:20 a.m.

In a Facebook post, Columbus police wrote, “For those who pray, please do. For those with positive vibes, we need them.”

FOX 8 sister station WCMH reports a second officer was also injured.

There is no word on how the second officer was injured or what led up to the incident. 

According to Columbus police, a suspect is in custody from the home where the incident happened.

FOX 8 sister station WCMH reports Chief Thomas Quinlan says the officer underwent emergency surgery and is expected to survive.

CPD has called in the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to take over the investigation.

Stay with FOX 8 for updates on this developing story. 

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