Columbus Police officer cleared in January shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–The Columbus Division of Police said Officer Keith Kise has been cleared in a January shooting where a suspect was killed in a shootout with law enforcement.

According to a press release, Kise was one of the officers who tried to apprehend Jermonte Fletcher, who was wanted on a warrant. Police say Fletcher fired on officers and they returned fire. Two troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were also involved.

Police said Kise’s actions were found to be within the CPD Use of Firearms policy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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