Columbus Shooting Investigations – Authorities are investigating a shooting incident near Downtown Columbus, Ohio Tuesday. According to reports, a portion of the famous Interstate 71 south near Downtown area has been closed to traffic following a report of multiple people shot. Around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Columbus police got a complaint of a shooting on I-71 southbound near the Spring Street exit. According to dispatchers, the event appeared to be a case of road rage, with one vehicle shooting at another.
The vehicle that was hit was able to exit the freeway and meet cops on East Main Street. One victim was transported in stable condition to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. The freeway is closed near the freeway 670 intersection to enable for an investigation into the shooting, including pinpointing the location of the shooting. The highway will be closed for at least an hour.
ALSO READ: Arkansas State Police investigating Mena deadly shooting
An investigation is being conducted by the Arkansas State Police into a shooting that took place along Highway 71 on Saturday and resulted in the death of one person in Mena. After deputies and Mena police attempted to locate 27-year-old Joseph Gonzalez of Cove, who was wanted for outstanding warrants out of Texas, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office asked ASP to take over an investigation. This happened after ASP was asked to do so by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. After a deputy attempted to take Gonzalez into custody, he then attempted to leave and struck a deputy with his vehicle while he was doing so.
As the driver attempted to get away, a police officer from Mena fired two shots at the vehicle. After losing control of the vehicle, Gonzalez’s body was discovered a short distance away, less than a half mile away. The deputy, who was struck by Gonzalez’s vehicle, was taken to a local hospital, where he received treatment for injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. The Polk County prosecuting attorney will be provided with an investigation case file, and it will be his responsibility to assess whether or not the use of lethal force by law enforcement was in compliance with Arkansas law.
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