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Child’s Call To Mom Ends In Police-Involved Shooting

Child’s Call To Mom Ends In Police-Involved Shooting

Boston Herald via YellowBrix

January 04, 2010

A man was in critical condition at Grant Medical Center last night after being shot by Columbus police officers responding to a domestic-disturbance call on the South Side.

Officer Betty Schwab said the man, whom police would not identify, was in an apartment building at 1863 Lockbourne Rd. with his 12-year-old son. The son saw his father getting out a gun and bullets and called his mother, who was at another location.

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The mother called police.

When police went to the door of the apartment building just before 8:30 p.m., the man came to the door, and there was a confrontation, Schwab said. The man was shot once in the chest by police.

Schwab said two officers fired at the man.

One neighbor said it is not unusual for residents to answer the door with a gun in hand because the area is dangerous.

According to the Franklin County auditor’s Web site, Michael A. Ramsey owns the apartment building at 1863 Lockbourne, just south of the Subway restaurant at Smith and Lockbourne roads.

Records show that Ramsey has a police record stretching back to 1999, including charges of theft and improper handling of a gun.

His address is listed in Ohio’s voter-registration records as 1162 Lexington Ave.

This was the third officer-involved shooting in the past week.


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