A man charged with kidnapping and assault and assault after firing a gun at an officer in southwest Columbus

According to court records, 32-year-old Joshua Pennington fired at least one bullet at a Franklin Township official in 1,400 blocks on Tall Meadows Drive Thursday afternoon.

Columbus, Ohio – A man accused of shooting police officers in southwest Columbus was charged Thursday afternoon.

According to court records, 32-year-old Joshua Pennington had his girlfriend pull a semi-automatic pistol and put it in his car.

According to court documents, Pennington held his gun pointed before driving to a house on the 1400 block of Tall Meadows Drive, where he forced it into it.

Pennington hit her on the head with a pistol and pulled her hair.

According to court records, the woman left the house and Pennington fired on the floor next to her while she was on the floor.

Neighbors heard a shot called 911, and witnesses saw Pennington aim his gun at them outside the house.

The first officer to answer was from Franklin Ward, who ordered Pennington to drop his gun. Pennington then fired a bullet or two at the policeman, who returned fire. None of the shots were hit, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Pennington fled to the house but surrendered two hours later and was arrested.

Pennington has been charged with assault and kidnapping.

The Columbus Department Police and SWAT helped with the situation. The sheriff’s office said the Ohio Criminal Investigation Bureau was in charge of the investigation.

A man charged with kidnapping and assault and assault after firing a gun at an officer in southwest Columbus

A man charged with kidnapping and assault and assault after firing a gun at an officer in southwest Columbus

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