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Columbus Police Identify Officer Who Fatally Shot Robbery Suspect

Columbus Police cruiser vehicle
Adora Namigadde

Columbus Police have released the names of a robbery suspect and the officer who fatally shot him over the weekend.

On Saturday morning, police say officer Jeffrey Miller arrived at the scene of a reported robbery on Olentangy River Road.

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Joshua James Brown, was leaving the Bob Evans through the back door when Miller encountered him and fired multiple shots.

Brown was then transported to the Ohio State Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. 

Police say after processing the scene, they recovered a firearm believed to be used in the robbery.

Miller is a 15-year veteran of the Columbus Division of Police.