Columbus Police identify officer who shot and killed gun run suspect

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police have identified the officer who reportedly fired several shots at a suspect on Thursday night.

Officer Alex Mottinger joined CPD in July 2015 and is assigned to the patrol bureau.

The suspect in question, 38-year-old Jimmie Patton, allegedly pointed his gun at an officer who were investigating the report of a “gun run.”

Columbus Police say Patton was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition and later died from his injuries. The officers were not injured.

Officers said they recovered a rifle and handgun at the scene of the incident.

This is the fourth officer-involved shooting this year. 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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