Created on Friday, 04 January 2013 Written by AP
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has been shot by a Columbus police officer after he fired his gun into a house on the city's east side.
Thomas M. Bell II is in stable condition at a hospital after being shot in the midsection on Thursday.
Police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner says police received a call at around 6:35 p.m. about a man firing shots outside a house. He says when officers arrived they were directed to the home's rear, where they began chasing a suspect. During a confrontation, an officer shot Bell.
Weiner says the incident appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute. Earlier Thursday, a woman was granted a protection order against Bell but Weiner says it hadn't been served before the shooting.
Police recovered a handgun and ammunition.