Officers identified in deadly police-involved shooting in Franklinton
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- The five officers involved in a fatal shooting that killed a man in Franklinton have been identified.
The incident , which happened in the 1300 block of West State Street just after midnight on Sunday, took the life of 30-year-old Corey Cordova.
Police said they had no choice but to him after he made a “threatening gesture” with a handgun in the direction of a SWAT team.
The man was pronounced dead shortly after the police shooting. He was later identified as 30-year-old Corey Cordova. A police spokesman says officers saw him shooting rounds into the ground outside a residence, leading him to run inside the home and barricaded himself.
No hostages were involved in the incident. A hostage negotiator still responded to the scene in an attempt to communicate with Cordova, but the attempts were ultimately unsuccessful.
The SWAT officers were identified as such
- Officer Troy Palmer, 27-year veteran of Columbus Police
- Officer Timothy Halbakken, a 23-year veteran of Columbus Police
- Officer Howard Brenner, a 30-year veteran of Columbus Police
- Officer Randolph Rich, a 31-year veteran of Columbus Police
- Officer Kenneth Dale, a 28-year veteran of Columbus Police
No SWAT officers ever made attempts to enter the home.
The investigation into the shooting continues, including how many shots were fired.