Ohio probation officer serious after being shot

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 06:39 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio probation officer is reported to be in serious condition after exchanging gunshots with a man he was trying to arrest.

The suspect was killed in the Thursday confrontation in Columbus.

Police say two Franklin County probation officers tried to take 37-year-old Tyshawn Hancock into custody. Police say he lunged for a gun and struggled with officer Jonathan Farnsworth. Shots were fired and the 45-year-old Farnsworth was wounded in the side.

Hancock, accused of violating his probation on a conviction for attempted aggravated assault, died later at a hospital.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1kcNoxt ) reports that there was no indication that the probation officers were expecting a violent arrest.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com


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