Agencies: Columbus Division of Police Ohio
Last updated: 5 months ago
A man was shot and killed by police in Hilliard early Sunday morning.
Columbus Police said the situation started on Tretorn Drive, near Hilliard Rome Road. Officers said the suspect lunged at an officer with a knife.
The officer then fired shots and the suspect took off running.
Police caught up with the suspect a short time later on Gables Lake Drive, where more shots were fired.
Officers called medics to the scene around 6:00 a.m. and the suspect was pronounced dead a short time later.
The individual who was killed was identified as Jason D. White, 31.
Police shot and killed a disoriented Iraq veteran who briefly mistook a neighboring apartment for his own, a federal complaint alleges.
The tragic altercation occurred at 6 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2013, according to the complaint filed Monday.
Though Jason White, 31, lived in an apartment complex at 5420 Tretorn Drive, Hilliard, Ohio, a tenant from the "nearly identical" 5425 Tretorn allegedly called the Columbus police that morning because White had entered her apartment through an unlocked door.
Patti Stevens-Rucker, the administrator of White's estate, says this woman reported "that a man entered her apartment but did not make any threats."
"She reported that his speech was incoherent, he appeared to be in a daze, and he appeared to be mentally ill," the complaint continues.
White had allegedly left the apartment building by the time Patrol Officer Don Alderman located him.
The officer drew his Taser and fired it at White, the complaint says, adding that "Alderman then drew his pistol, pointed it at Jason, and fired it."
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