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.

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