facebook
twitter
search
search

Shooting suspect killed, SWAT officer shot in Ohio standoff

Nov. 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio said a shooting suspect was killed and a SWAT officer was shot and injured Friday in a standoff with police.

Officers in civilian clothing -- responding to reports of a suspect in a shooting last week in the Columbus suburb of Grove City involving a woman and a child -- approached the suspect, Danny Thornton, 47, in a shopping center parking lot. Shots were fired and the suspect was shot and killed, a police report said.

The unidentified injured officer was hospitalized for a gunshot wound to the hip, and was in good condition, WCMH-TV, Columbus, reported.

Grove City police reported last Friday a boy, 9, was shot a close range while standing in the doorway of his home, and was hospitalized in critical condition. Police said a woman was shot in a separate but related incident Friday at a dentist's office.

Both victims are expected to survive, Grove City police said.

An elementary school was placed on lockdown During the incident in the parking lot, WCMH-TV said.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Einstein vindicated: Scientists find gravitational waves
Vatican: Bishops not required to report abuse to police
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Dementia rates decline in U.S., researchers unsure why
'El Chapo' drug empire's alleged financial operator arrested in Mexico