DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH) — The name of the suspect who was involved in a shooting with Columbus police officers Friday has been released.
A spokesperson with the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office confirms that Jonathon Myers has been charged with attempted murder after the shooting, and prosecutors have filed a motion to deny bail.
Officers responded to an active-shooter situation Friday at approximately 10 a.m. north of the city near Polaris Parkway.
Myers reportedly started shooting at vehicles on Interstate 71 at approximately 9:56 a.m. after crashing a 2014 Ford Fusion into a cable barrier on the left side of the road, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Columbus police arrived at the scene and a brief shootout between the officers and the suspect ensued, police said. According to video shared with NBC4, the suspect can be seen running in the northbound lanes of I-71 as police vehicles slowly approached him. Myers was allegedly firing a gun toward the officers before falling to the ground, apparently being hit by the officers’ gunfire.
Police said an officer was taken from the scene to the hospital as a precaution.
Myers was taken to Grant Medical Center initially in critical condition, but was later upgraded to stable.
A video posted by Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel’s Facebook page had confirmed the suspect would be charged with attempted murder.