COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police have released the identities of the Columbus officer who fired and of the slain man they say had pulled what turned out to be a BB gun from a bag as he stepped out of an ambulance.
Police say the Thursday afternoon shooting happened near the St. Ann’s hospital emergency room.
Police say the man refused repeated requests to get on the ground. They say he was having psychological problems and that medics in suburban Westerville who picked him up asked Columbus police to accompany them.
Columbus Police on Friday identified him as 39-year-old Christopher L. Wade. They say the officer who shot him is 14-year veteran Nathan Komisarek (KAHM’-uh-sair-ick).
Police say their investigation is continuing.