Colum­bus po­lice ID of­fi­cer who shot teen

Ja­son Fisher killed un­armed man eight years ago.

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE - By Beth Burger

Wound­ing COLUM­BUS — a teen in South Lin­den on Mon­day marked a Colum­bus po­lice of­fi­cer’s sec­ond ca­reer shoot­ing, records show.

Of­fi­cer Ja­son Fis­cher, who works in Zone 4, which in­cludes Lin­den and North Side, shot 16-year-old Dezjuan McCoy in­side a res­i­dence in the 2100 block of Ger­bert Av­enue, Colum­bus po­lice con­firmed Tues­day.

Fis­cher, 41, was one of the re­spond­ing of­fi­cers on a call of a man with a gun that went out at 12:28 p.m. Mon­day.

The man with whom McCoy was ar­gu­ing called 911 while he was out of breath and told dis­patch­ers, “(McCoy) pulled the gun out and I started run­ning.”

He de­scribed McCoy as a friend, but went on to say, “I have a beef with him.” A sec­ond call to dis­patch­ers was placed by a woman at the res­i­dence who re­ported a break-in by some­one who was armed. She pleaded for of­fi­cers to quickly re­spond.

Of­fi­cers heard an ar­gu­ment and a shot from in­side the home, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. When they en­tered, McCoy had a gun in his hand. Fis­cher fired his gun, strik­ing McCoy at least once, of­fi­cials said. McCoy was given first aid by the of­fi­cer un­til medics ar­rived and took the youth to Ohio State Univer­sity’s Wexner Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He is ex­pected to sur­vive.

McCoy has been listed as an en­dan­gered run­away on the at­tor­ney gen­eral’s miss­ing per­sons web­site since Aug. 22. The list­ing states, “If lo­cated, ap­proach with cau­tion.”

Fis­cher, who has been a po­lice of­fi­cer for the city since 2000, shot and killed an un­armed man eight years ago, ar­chives show.

James L. Har­ris, 29, was shot and killed in March 2009 when he ap­peared to reach for a gun while he was be­hind the wheel of a stolen pickup truck. Har­ris was a sus­pect in a shoot­ing that hap­pened just 10 min­utes ear­lier on the North Side.

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