Columbus police shot and killed a robbery suspect overnight.
Four officers opened fire on the suspect at the intersection of N. High Street and Lane Avenue shortly before 2 a.m.. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. Kevin Corcoran told WBNS-10TV.
The man was suspected of trying to rob a CVS pharmacy at 7470 Sawmill Rd. about 1:30 a.m. Police said he handed a note to an employee demanding all the pharmacy's OxyContin but fled the drugstore without being given any of the prescription painkiller.
No one at the store was hurt, said Corcoran, who didn't know how many employees or customers were there.
Employees provided police with a description of the suspect and the getaway vehicle. Officers on patrol in the University District recognized the vehicle stopped at a traffic light on Lane Avenue at N. High Street. When police approached the vehicle, a confrontation ensued during which four officers shot at the suspect, and the suspect was killed.
Police said the suspect had an assault rifle in the vehicle. It was not known whether the victim had fired the weapon at police before he was shot.
The identity of the victim has not been released.