Columbus officer shoots armed man outside home

A Columbus police officer shot an armed man outside of a home early Sunday morning and Indiana State Police are investigating the incident.

According to police reports, a out-of-town homeowner was alerted through remote security video that an unknown man was on his property. The homeowner called 911 and a Columbus police officer was called to the home in the 3300 block of Woodland Parkway at about 4:12 a.m.

About a minute later, the officer reported shots being fired and called for medical assistance. Columbus police report that the officer encountered the armed man outside of the home and shortly afterwards the officer fired his weapon, striking the suspect.

Officers and medics provided medical aid to the suspect who was first taken to Columbus Municipal Airport and then flown by IU Lifeline medical helicopter to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment. He is in believed to be in critical condition according to troopers but his name has not been released.

Police say a firearm was recovered at the scene.

The officer was uninjured.

Indiana State Police were called in to investigate. Once the investigation is complete, the information will be forwarded to the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office for review and to determine if any charges will be filed.