Police: Man shot after SUV bumps rear of car in southeast Columbus


COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A man was shot dead after an SUV hit the rear of his vehicle in southeast Columbus on Wednesday night, police said.

According to Columbus Police, officers responded to a local hospital around 6:18 p.m. to get a report of a walk-in gunshot victim

Officials there interviewed a second suspect who was in the vehicle at the time. Police said she and the victim of the shooting were in the car on East Whittier Street and Studer Avenue when a large white SUV drove erratically behind them. The woman told police that the SUV then hit her car.

When the victim of the shooting got out of the car and asked why the SUV was bumping into them, the passenger of the SUV pointed a gun at the man. Police said when he ran away, the passenger started shooting at him, shooting three or four shots, and hitting the man in the upper body.

The SUV then sped away, said the police.

The victim is listed in stable condition.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Columbus Police Department at 614-645-4141.