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Restaurant security guard shot by customer who refused pat down

Restaurant security guard shot by customer who refused pat down

Jack McLaughlin

A security guard at an east side restaurant and bar was shot by a customer who refused a pat down.

According to Columbus Police, just after 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 13, officers responded to a call at a bar and restaurant on the 1300 block of S. Hamilton Road, where a 28 year-old male, who was working as a security guard at the business, was suffering from a gunshot wound.

One of the victim’s primary responsibilities was to pat down patrons for weapons before they entered the bar. One patron refused to submit to a pat down, which led to an argument between the victim and the suspect.


Police said the suspect then brandished a black handgun and shot the security guard in the right thigh. The condition of the victim is currently unknown. 

Police are investigating the incident as a case of felony assault. An arrest has not yet been made.

If you have information on the incident, contact Columbus Police Felony Assault Det. Pruitt at 614-645-4141, or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-641-8477.

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