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Friday, 22 February 2008

John R. Chambers, 54, was arrested for aggravated robbery and felonious assault on an officer.

Columbus police officer fired his weapon at an armed man after a robbery at a University District pharmacy Thursday evening. The shot missed, but the officer quickly captured the man, police said.John R. Chambers, 54, was arrested for aggravated robbery and felonious assault on an officer. Police listed his address as “streets of Columbus.”The officer, whose name was not released, responded to a report of an armed robbery at Crosby’s Drugs, 2609 N. High St., at 6:55 p.m. Police said the officer spotted a man fitting the description of the robber nearby on W. Hudson Street and ordered the man to stop and drop his weapon.The officer fired when the man ignored the command and displayed his gun, police said. The man threw his gun into a ravine and ran from the officer, who captured him and recovered the weapon.Police said Crosby’s employees identified Chambers as the man who robbed the store.All officer-involved shootings are investigated by the division’s Critical Incident Response Team, comprised of veteran homicide detectives. Their findings are reviewed by a panel of commanders who determine whether the officer acted within division policy.



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