Two people were shot yesterday afternoon by a Columbus, Ohio, police officer who opened fire after a door was slammed on his hand at a South Side home, reports the Columbus Dispatch.
Brian Bates, 44, was charged last night with felony assault on a police officer, whose name hasn't yet been released. Police say that Bates pinned the officer's hand in the door.
Bates, of the East Side, was hit in his neck by the officer's bullet, which also passed through his cheek.
Last night, Bates was in stable condition at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.
Police haven't yet released the name of the 23-year-old woman who also was shot. She was not charged.
Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said the woman, who was shot in her arm, was near the door when the officer opened fire. She was treated at Grant and released.
The police officer was treated for a possible broken hand at the same hospital, Weiner said.