- Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A homicide suspect dead after a police shooting in Ohio’s capital city has been identified as a 17-year-old boy.

The Columbus teenager, Joseph Jewell, died at a hospital Thursday evening after police found him at a motel on the city’s north side.

When officers knocked on the door of a room and announced their presence, the armed suspect opened the door and immediately fired at them, Columbus police said. They said officers returned fire and hit Jewell, who later died at a hospital.

No officers were injured. The shooting is under investigation.

Jewell was suspected in the Tuesday night shooting of another 17-year-old, Erique Forney Jr.

Columbus police have been involved in several fatal shootings recently, including the killing last month of a 15-year-old robbery suspect armed with a gun on the city’s east side.

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