Columbus officer shot, in critical condition

Columbus police say events leading to the crash began when Franklin County sheriff's deputies attempted to pull the auto over for a traffic offense. He was rushed into surgery at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

According to the Reynoldsburg Division of Police, at about 5:20am, Sunday morning, officers were called to the Post Woods Apartments on a non-critically wounded shooting victim.

During the hours-long standoff, police say Rutledge shot an officer who was inside a SWAT vehicle.

The police chief is now asking the city for prayers for the officer. Further details of the warrant for the suspect's arrest revealed he was being charged with aggravated arson.

Police say one person was in custody following the Saturday shooting at an apartment complex in Reynoldsburg.

Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said smoke and flames were seen from the residence after the shooting. The 44-year-old man gave up around 7 a.m. Sunday after a loud bang was heard inside the apartment that police say was part of a strategy to end the standoff. Eventually, SWAT team members were able to enter the building and arrest the suspect. They said Rutledge refused to come out of the building and barricaded himself inside.

"There are some very desperate people out there, very unsafe people out there". A felonious assualt charge has been added to the original charge of felony arson.

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