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Police Clash With Demonstrators Over Police-Involved Shooting At Mt. Carmel St. Ann's

Apr 13, 2021

Columbus police clashed Tuesday night with demonstrators after a protest over the fatal police shooting of a Black man Monday.  

The confrontation occurred after a group of 100 people led to police headquarters on Marconi Boulevard, and several people broke into the building.  Police used pepper spray to disperse the crowd and one person was arrested.  

It was a second night of protests following the death of 27-year old Miles Jackson at Mt. Carmel/St. Ann's Emergency Room Monday.  Jackson had been taken to the emergency room after being found unconscious in a vehicle.  Westerville Police determined there were outstanding warrants for domestic violence and weapons violations and were transferring Jackson to Columbus Police custody when the shooting occurred.

Police say a gun was recovered at the scene, but few details have been provided about the shooting, including whether Jackson was armed, how a gun was brought into the hospital, or the names of the officers involved.  

The state Bureau of Criminal Investigations was called in Monday to lead the investigation.