Columbus Officer Wounded During Narcotics Raid
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus police officer and another person were shot while officers were executing a narcotics raid at an apartment house in the Hilltop late Wednesday night, police said.
Tactical police officers were executing the search warrant at 10:40 p.m. at the house on South Burgess Avenue, in the block immediately south of West Broad Street, reported The Columbus Dispatch. It was then an officer was shot as he entered the front door of an apartment, police said.
The injured officer took a shot in the hip, but still managed to return fire. When taking fire the suspect dropped the weapon, according to police.
The officer was taken to the Ohio Health Grant Medical Center. He is in stable condition. Police were not identifying the officer early Thursday pending notification of family.
Shawn Toney, 22, was booked for felonious assault of a police officer. Toney was taken to Mount Carmel West Hospital to treat injuries he sustained when officers took him into custody, police said.
A 61-year-old man at the residence was shot in the leg during the raid. Bernard Cannady was taken to Mount Carmel West Hospital, where he was treated and released. The report did not indicate what his proximity or relationship was to Toney.
As of early Thursday, police have not yet determined how Cannady was shot. During a subsequent search of the apartment officers found narcotics and a handgun, according to authorities.