Columbus police shoot suspect, 17, after lengthy chase

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COLUMBUS -- Columbus police say officers have shot a teenage suspect after a protracted chase.

The 17-year-old male was in critical condition Sunday. His identity was not being released pending an investigation.

They had been called by a woman who said the suspect was in her residence in northeast Columbus with a gun. When his vehicle was stopped by police, he forced a female driver from behind the wheel and fled. Officers followed.

The suspect drove into a dead-end parking lot, and then took off on foot into a dark, wooded ravine near Stone Gate Circle and Olde Ridenhower Road.

Police say officers fired during an exchange in the woods.

The male was treated and transported to Grant Medical Center.

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