VIDEO: Wounded Ohio SWAT Officer on Life Support, Expected Not to Survive

A Columbus SWAT officer wounded in a standoff last weekend is not expected to survive his injuries.

A homicide detective presenting information Tuesday morning in a Franklin County Municipal courtroom revealed injured officer Steven Smith is on life support and will likely succumb to his wounds, 10TV reports.

Smith, 54, was allegedly shot by Lincoln Rutledge while authorities were serving a felony arson warrant late Saturday night. 

Prosecutors say the 44-year-old former Ohio State employee fired at officers while they approached an apartment in Clintonville where Rutledge was barricaded inside.

The detective said the SWAT officer was struck in the face and was taken to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in critical condition.  On Monday, police said a chaplain was by his side.

 

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