Families face mixed emotions following north Columbus hostage situation
Families in northeast Columbus were dealing with mixed emotions following a chaotic series of events that involved a bank robbery, police-involved shooting, and hostage situation.
Ebonie Patrick said a CPD officer shot 18-year-old suspect Julius Core right outside her home at the Trinity Square Apartments just off East Dublin-Granville Road.
She said her young children heard the gunshots not knowing police fired them, and alerted her. The suspect was shot in his stomach.
“They’ve see the boy before; so, they knew who he was,” Patrick said. “They saw him on TV last night. They were scared to go to sleep. I had to reassure them the police did their job.”
Employees returned to work Wednesday at a nearby Taco Bell, where police say Core took workers hostage yesterday.
A manager declined to discuss how the staff was coping.
Police said the ordeal began when Core robbed a PNC bank and fled to the apartment complex, where he lived.
Core remained in stable condition at OSU Wexner Medical Center, according to a CPD spokesperson.