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Columbus Police Identify Officer, Victim Involved In Fatal Shooting

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Columbus Police have identified an officer who shot a suspect Wednesday night on the city's Southeast side. The man, 18-year-old Tasjon Tyreek Osbourne, later died at a hospital. 

Sgt. Lee Hurst was on bicycle patrol near Gallant Drive and Kings Realm Avenue when he encountered gunfire around 9 p.m. 

Police say Hurt subsequently shot Osbourne, who was taken to Mount Carmel East hospital, where he died. Authorities say a gun was recovered at the scene.  

Hurst is a 13-year veteran with the Division.

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.