UPDATE: Columbus officer expected to survive after being shot Thursday, police chief says

UPDATE: Columbus officer expected to survive after being shot Thursday, police chief says
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COLUMBUS — UPDATE @ 1:20 p.m.:

A Columbus police officer who was shot Thursday morning suffered critical injuries, however they are expected to survive, according to Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan.

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The officer, who was not identified, was transported to a Columbus-area hospital after they were shot on the city’s northeast side around 8:20 a.m.

Quinlan said the injuries were serious but the officer has a long road to recovery.

A second officer in the incident was also injured, but was not shot. That officer’s condition was not released.

One person is in custody in connection to the incident.

Additional details were not available.


FIRST REPORT

A Columbus police officer was shot and suffered critical injuries Thursday morning, according to the department and our news partners at WBNS-TV in Columbus.

Police said the shooting happened in the northeast portion of the city on Chelford Drive around 8:20 a.m.

A second officer was also injured in the incident, according to WBNS-TV, however that officer’s condition was not available.

“For those who pray, please do. For those with positive vibes, we need them,” Columbus police said in a social media post.

Additional details were not available. We’ll update this story as we learn more.