An Ohio employee who did a traffic check on Saturday was shot dead after a driver attempted to leave the scene before he crashed his pickup into a pole, resulting in a brief shootout
Suspect was pronounced dead on the scene in Franklin County southwest of Columbus, Ohio, reported the Columbus Dispatch
The unidentified deputy of the Franklin County Sheriff tried to stop a man in a black pickup shortly after 6:30 pm as the driver entered the area left, the sheriff's public relations office, Marc Gofstein, told WSYX / WTTE.
The prosecution of the police took five to six minutes until the driver crashed his vehicle onto a pole.
At some point, shots were fired and the deputy beaten. He was hospitalized and is listed after WSYX / WTTE in a stable condition after the operation
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A witness named Josh told the Columbus Dispatch that he the deputy approaches the driver's vehicle after the accident.
"The officer told him," Get out, go out, get out, "Josh said, adding that he heard several shots.
" When you hear shots, you go to safety, you know. " , he added.
It is unclear what led to the first traffic stop. The suspect was killed during the short shootout.
The deputy is a seven-year veteran of the armed forces. Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin described the MP as "well trained and respected by his peers."
"Another very active investigation, information will be provided if we have a chance, thoughts and prayers are needed for one of us!" Franklin County Sheriff's Office tweeted Saturday night.
Another vehicle was hit as part of the chase just before the accident. The driver was not seriously injured, according to WSYX / WTTE.