COLUMBUS — Police have identified the 16-year-old fatally shot on the lawn of the Ohio Statehouse Sunday. Surveillance footage of the night has also been released.
Officers from the Columbus Division of Police responded to the statehouse just after 10 p.m. Sunday, according to our news partners at WBNS.
Police found the male victim, identified as 16-year-old Broderick Harper, outside of the Statehouse on the Broad Street side.
WBNS reports that officers attempted to resuscitate the victim, but were unable to. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sergeant Brice Nihiser, a public information officer for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, told WBNS that one of their units on the ground heard the shots and tried to help save the man.
Surveillance video obtained by WBNS shows four people on scooters pulling up to the front of the statehouse and coming to a stop.
The moment Harper was shot has been cut from the video.
Video shows Harper falling backward, as the three other people run in different directions.
The shooting is under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Anyone with information is asked to call (614)-466-2660.
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