Woman Killed By Columbus Police During Barricade Situation

Mar 25, 2018

Columbus police say a woman who shot at officers during a SWAT standoff Saturday on the southeast side has been killed. 

A police statement identifies the woman as 25-year-old Kaitlin Marie Demeo, of Columbus. She was fatally shot around 8 a.m. Saturday during a standoff that began several hours earlier. Police Sergeant Dean Worthington says officers initially responded to a home on Whims Road after a report of shots fired. Worthington says Demeo had barricaded herself inside the home, armed with a rifle. Worthington says Columbus SWAT and Negotiation Team officers tried to persuade Demeo to surrender. He says Demeo fired at officers from an upstairs window, prompting two SWAT officers to kill her. Worthington declined to discuss Demeo's motive. It's the fourth police shooting in Columbus this year.