COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson issued a statement on the fatal officer-involved shooting from Nov. 6.
A Columbus police officer, who has not been identified, shot and killed 17-year-old Christian Redwine on Sunday following the report of a stolen vehicle and a pursuit that traveled from Columbus to Phenix City.
According to a law enforcement officials, the officer fired his weapon after he made contact with the three suspects in the stolen vehicle after it lost control on Riverchase Drive in Phenix City. The two other suspects were also shot and taken to Midtown Medical Center where their conditions are unknown.
The mayor's statement says:
When asked by News Leader 9's Emilie Arroyo about the use of force continuum and if it "goes out the door in higher-stakes situations like a car chase, etc., Mayor Tomlinson's response was:
Mayor Tomlinson also advised anyone who has questions about how to interact with police to visit the American Civil Liberties Union on the subject. To view that information, click here.