A young man was shot dead by a deputy sheriff on Friday while the officer was searching for a refugee in Columbus, Ohio.
WSYX-TV reports that police chased the man after he drove down the street with a gun.
The Franklin County's deputy sheriff was working with the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Task Force in the northeast of the city looking for a suspect on the run when the victim was driving down the street with a gun.
Then the deputy sheriff followed the man Pete Tobin, the US Marshal at hand.
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"He was seen driving down the street with a gun," Tobin told the local news agency. "Then the deputy confronted him at some point afterwards. And things went badly."
According to Columbus Police, the MP shot the man after he got out of his vehicle.
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According to WCMH-TV, the man was taken to Riverside Hospital, where he died. The marshal's office stated that the man had drawn his gun when he got out of the vehicle, adding that the victim was neither related nor related to the suspect.
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The name of the deceased was not disclosed, but it was confirmed that he was 23 years old.
The mother of the victim, Tamala Cainissued a statement stating that her son had no criminal record, was allowed to carry his gun and believed he was shot in the back, but officials did not confirm the claim.
"The police shot him in the back three times through the door," said Cain. "He has no arrest warrants, he has never been in trouble in his life."
The Columbus Police Department and the Franklin County Attorney's Office will investigate the shooting.
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