Columbus police shoot teen during robbery investigation
Three Columbus police officers were involved in a shooting early this morning while investigating a string of pizza delivery robberies.
Police spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio says after receiving a call from a local pizza shop, the officers pretended to be delivery men by wearing pizza uniform jackets over their uniforms.
As they approached a home with the pizza, officers spotted two men behind the building. One officers says he saw a gun and opened fire, hitting a 15-year-old boy.
Rescue crews rush the teenager to Children's Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. A second man, Leeshawn Strickland, 20, was apprehended and charged with one count of complicity to commit robbery.
Mercurio says the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave and evidence will be presented to a grand jury.