Columbus police shoot at man with pellet gun who reported possible break-in

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting, after a man who called in a break-in refused to put down a pellet gun when officers arrived.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 11:38pm, Sunday, officers were called to the 3300 block of Homstead Road on the report of a possible shooting.

A man had called police because he saw people coming up the ramp of his apartment and thought someone was breaking into his residence. The man said he shot at the people through the door.

When officers arrived on scene, they were searching for any suspects or victims, when they confronted the man.

According to police, and witnesses, officers gave the man numerous commands to drop his gun before officers fired shots.

The man was unharmed and was taken into custody.  A pellet gun was recovered at the scene.  The man was transported to Columbus Police headquarters where he was interviewed and later released.

Police have not released the man’s name and charges are pending further investigation.  Alcohol is believed to have played a factor in the incident, according to police.  No injuries were reported. 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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