Bodycam Footage of Police Shootout with Armed Man at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Columbus, OH
I didn't know how many shots it was going to take to kill him, but I could tell how many they were gonna use. Overkill. His kill shot was a little different than what most have been getting lately. Still died at the hospital however.
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Miles Jackson was killed Monday afternoon in an exchange of gunfire with officers at Mount Carmel St. Ann's medical center in Westerville. His death has led to renewed protests against the Columbus Division of Police.
Video: Body-cam footage shows police shooting at St. Ann's that killed Miles Jackson
Jackson, 27, was a Black resident of Columbus' Northwest Side. He was found passed out Monday morning in the parking lot of the J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. office complex on South Cleveland Avenue in Westerville just north of the hospital campus. The cause was a suspected drug overdose, according to police.
Medics were called to the scene and Jackson was transported to St. Ann's for evaluation. According to body camera video released Wednesday afternoon, as Westerville officers began to pat Jackson down, he turned away and asked why he was being taken to the hospital. Medics in the video tell Jackson he was going to be looked at after being found passed out.
Patrick Chung standing posing for the camera: Miles Jackson, 27, was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with police inside the emergency room at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital on Monday, April 12, 2021. © Family of Miles Jackson Miles Jackson, 27, was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with police inside the emergency room at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital on Monday, April 12, 2021.
What were Columbus police doing at St. Ann's?
Upon identifying Jackson, Westerville police learned that he had multiple active warrants for his arrest, Westerville Police Chief Charles Chandler said.
The warrants for Jackson's arrest were for pending charges of domestic violence, resisting arrest, falsification and assault in Franklin County Municipal Court, as well as a pending felony case on charges of possession of drugs and having weapons while under disability, meaning a person with a felony conviction who had possessed a firearm illegally.
Westerville officers were with Jackson at the hospital, where they transferred custody of him to Columbus police.
Did Miles Jackson fire a gun?
Body camera video released by Columbus police Wednesday shows officers Ryan Krichbaum and Andrew Howe searching Jackson in preparation for taking him into Columbus police custody. The video, which came from the body camera worn by Howe, shows Krichbaum gesturing to Howe that Jackson was hiding a firearm in his groin area.
The video shows the two officers attempting to handcuff Jackson and giving him multiple orders to show his right hand, which appears stuffed in a pocket. When Jackson struggles with officers trying to gain control over him, Krichbaum uses a Taser repeatedly on Jackson. During the struggle, Jackson appears to have discharged one round from a weapon through his pants.
Although Jackson then fell to the floor and outside the view of Howe's body camera, officers repeatedly command Jackson not to touch a gun they say he has in or near one of his hands. After about three minutes, a Taser can be heard deploying and then a shot, believed to be from Jackson, can be heard.
Chandler, Westerville's police chief, said that an "additional weapon" outside of the guns possessed by officers was recovered at the scene.
Body camera footage from Westerville officers shows a weapon lying next to Jackson.
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