A stolen Porsche, armed bank robbery, deadly shootout with police leaves a Columbus police officer shot.
An officer was seriously wounded, one suspect is dead, one suspect is in custody and another suspect is still on the run after Thursday’s series of events.
STATEMENT FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Today, our greatest fear in law enforcement became a reality when a Columbus Division of Police officer was shot in the line of duty. This is a reminder of the dangers the courageous men and women of this Division face each day as they work to keep our community safe.
As the investigation moves forward, there will be questions we may not be able to answer immediately, but rest assured the Division of Police is committed to finding the remaining suspects and holding them accountable for their actions in this incident.
We are thankful for the quick actions fellow officers and medical personnel at Grant Medical Center took earlier today which undoubtedly saved this officer’s life. Tonight, I ask you to keep all of our officers in your prayers and continue to lift up our injured officer’s family during this time.
CHIEF ELAINE R. BRYANT
COLUMBUS DIVISION OF POLICE