COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Franklin County Sheriff's deputy was shot after a chase on the southwest side of Columbus Saturday.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the Franklin County deputy was shot shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday. No names or other details were released.
The deputy was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was operated on and was out of surgery shortly before 9 pm.
The suspect in the shooting was killed by police.
Marc Gofstein, Franklin Co. Sheriff's Office gave this statement earlier:
"At approximately 4:34 this afternoon, a traffic stop was attempted by a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy at around Harrisburg and Kline Road. The suspect fled the scene in his pickup truck and was pursued by the deputy. The pursuit ended here at Harrisburg Pike and Aiken Road /spelling not confirmed/ with the suspect's vehicle struck a pole. Upon the arrival of the deputy, gunfire was exchanged, the suspect is deceased at this time. The Sheriff's deputy was struck by a bullet and is in surgery currently at Grant Hospital. We don't have the update on the deputy's condition, but we have been advised by Grant that is it not life-threatening, but he is in surgery right now. Because of that, we are waiting to get a specific update from the hospital."
Still a very active investigation, information will be made available when we have a chance. Thoughts and prayers are needed right now for one of our own!
— Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (@OHFCSO) May 12, 2018
Several witnesses to the shooting are being individually questioned in the back of cruisers. We are still awaiting a briefing from Franklin Co. pic.twitter.com/NEQvPXNTuS
— Cierra Johnson (@Cierra10TV) May 12, 2018