Security guard shoots man that allegedly tried to cause harm with vehicle

    Police are investigated a southeast-side shooting that hospitalized a person. (WSYX/WTTE)

    Columbus Police said a security guard allegedly shot a driver that attempted to strike him his vehicle.

    Police responded to reports of a shooting on the 5500 block of Tinley Park, Park Trails Apartments, just before 8:30 Thursday night.

    When the officers arrived on scene, they found a man that had crashed his vehicle. Police said he was shot in the upper body before crashing the vehicle.

    According to police, the security guard said he shot the driver in self defense. He alleged that the driver attempted to strike him with his vehicle.

    The driver, who police have identified as the suspect, was transported to Grant Medical Center in life-threatening condition.

    Police had not released his identity, but they did release that he was a 25-year-old man.

    The security guard, who police have identified as the victim, had cooperated with police during the investigation. Police said he was a valid weapon holder.

    Police added that it appeared the security guard was assisting a woman who was just assaulted by the suspect.

    Homicide detectives were still gathering evidence and investigating the scene Friday.

    Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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