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The coroner’s office has identified a man who was shot by Columbus police after officers said he accused them of having a gun

By meerna Jun12,2024

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office has identified the man Columbus police shot and killed Monday night after they say he attacked officers with a knife.

Police shot and killed 35-year-old Noel Hernandez after being dispatched to Georgesville and Clime roads in southwest Columbus around 11:15 p.m.

Numerous reports showed that the man was threatening people with a knife.

Columbus police say officers found a man standing in front of his car holding, quote, “an edged weapon.”

The officers explained that they told the man in English and Spanish to show them his hands.

However, Hernandez drove off and stopped at Sullivant Avenue and Industrial Mile Road.

Authorities say he got out of the car with a gun. Officers attempted to use a Taser on Hernandez, but were unsuccessful.

Police say Hernandez then attacked officers with a gun.

Several officers fired, hitting Hernandez.

Medics took Hernandez to OhioHealth Physicians Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:49 p.m

The identities of the officers involved in the shooting have not been established.

The Ohio Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

By meerna

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