- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Columbus police say a suspect was shot when an officer fired at aggressive dogs while trying to arrest the man at his home.

Police said 28-year-old James England was in critical condition following the Friday morning incident on the city’s south side. A release says England was shot twice after he struggled with officers trying to arrest him on a warrant for felonious assault.

During the struggle, two dogs on the patio became aggressive with the officers, the release said. One officer fired at the dogs as another officer used his stun gun on England.

England retreated into the house and was found lying in a hallway with two gunshot wounds. The dogs were removed by animal-control personnel.

It’s the fourth police-involved shooting in the city so far this year.

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