Columbus police kill shooting suspect

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police in Columbus say they confronted and fatally shot a man who was wanted for shooting his girlfriend hours before.

It happened early Thursday east of downtown.

Sgt. Rich Weiner said the man was a suspect in a shooting involving a woman on Wednesday night. She was shot twice and hospitalized in critical condition.

Weiner said five officers confronted the man on the porch of a house and were trying to arrest him when the shots were fired. It wasn't clear how many of the officers fired, but none of them were hurt.

They said the man had a gun, which was recovered at the scene.

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