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Off-duty deputy shot in face during fit of road rage

Off-duty deputy shot in face during fit of road rage

Regina Fox

In a fit of violent road rage, an unidentified person shot a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy in the face.

Deputy Jim Church was driving home around 11pm Friday night in the North Linden area after getting his dog groomed. According to ABC6 per Columbus Police, the suspect became angered with Deputy Church’s driving and fired five rounds into his vehicle.

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Deputy Church was hit once in the right cheek. He was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Church was released Saturday and is recovering at home.

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