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Ohio Officer's Car Hit by Gunfire on Freeway

April 27, 2015  | 

A Columbus, Ohio, police officer’s car was hit by bullets on an east Columbus freeway Sunday around 3:15 a.m.

Police say Officer Kevin Schoppert was driving home in his personal car after finishing a special duty assignment.

They say a truck pulled up beside Schoppert’s car and fired several shots. Schoppert was not hit.

Police say the truck sped off and exited the freeway. It then crashed into several parked vehicles as cruisers tried to stop it.

Police identified the suspect as 24-year-old Alphonso Reed. A handgun was found at the scene.

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Tom Conlin @ 4/27/2015 4:37 PM

I haven't seen any version of this story that says whether the Officer was driving his private vehicle while visibly in his uniform. I never drove anywhere in my personally owned vehicle while wearing a uniform without a windbreaker jacket to cover it up. I also varied my route and tail-checked on my way home. I'm not paranoid, I just don't need to ask for unnecessary problems. Lots of folks out there hate cops and upon seeing one driving in their own vehicle, lots of mopes see an opportunity to screw with the off-duty Officer. Or his/her vehicle. Or house. Or family. Small town or big city cop, it doesn't matter. Safety first, always.

Jon Retired LEO @ 4/27/2015 6:27 PM

Sounds to me like possibly a gang initiation. What ever this officer was targeted because the perp knew his personal vehicle.

KevCopAz @ 4/27/2015 7:21 PM

Glad the officer was not injured. I wonder if the officer wears his uniform when in his personal vehicle, bad habit. One should always wear a "cover shirt" since things like this can and will happen if the chums know that you are a cop and alone in a non police vehicle, they figure you are alone. Many departments allow the officers to take home portable radios for this very

Ima Leprechaun @ 4/29/2015 10:12 AM

According to the Columbus Dispatch (Columbus Newspaper) The Officer was in uniform in his POV heading home on the freeway after a special duty job and was among 5 cars fired upon by the suspect. The suspect was in a white pick up truck which he later crashed into three cars in an apartment complex while fleeing police. It is unknown if the officer was targeted or just one of several cars targeted on the freeway.

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