From the Lantern Newsroom:
A near East Side man was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition after being shot by Columbus Police early Saturday morning.
Police were called to the back of a Franklin Avenue residence at approximately 5:03 a.m. after a witness saw a man with a gun. Officers received a description of the suspect, who was later identified as Bernard L. Wright.
Officers found Wright in front of 1860 Oak St., on the near East Side close to East Broad Street. When police tried to take him into custody, Wright began to fight with the officers. During the fight, Wright pulled out a gun. Officers disengaged from fighting, drew their weapons and fired at Wright, striking him in the torso. A handgun was recovered at the scene.
Wright was transported to Grant Medical Center in stable condition. One officer was treated and released for minor injuries to her hand as a result of the fight. Wright has been charged with assault on a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon, using a weapon while intoxicated and aggravated menacing.
This was the second police involved shooting in the last week. Officers from the Columbus Division of Police shot 29-year-old James L. Harris Tuesday night after he fled the scene of a 12th Avenue home invasion, stole a car at the Ohio State Fairgrounds and led officers on a car chase through the Northeast Side. After Harris crashed the car near Oakland Park Avenue and Westerville Road, he made a gesture as if he was reaching for a weapon. Police shot Harris twice, and he died from the injuries Wednesday night. The home invasion is still under investigation.
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