Security guard hospitalized, man in critical condition after southeast Columbus shooting

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A security guard was injured and another man was critically injured in a shooting Thursday night in southeast Columbus.

It happened just before 8:30pm in the 5500 block of Tinley Park in Columbus.

Police arrived on scene to find a man, now identified as Christopher A. Wilkes, who had been shot in the upper body.

Police say the security guard told them the man attempted to hit him with his car so he fired his weapon to defend himself. They say it appears right now that the security guard was helping a woman who had been assaulted by Wilkes, when the incident took place.

Wilkes, was taken to Grant Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The security guard was also injured and taken to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center in unknown condition. It was not clear how the security guard was injured.

Police are still investigating, and say the security guard is cooperating with them. 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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