Probe: Did burglar or officer fire fatal shot?

Investigator says man was hit twice by a bullet in his hip, and a fatal one in his chest


By Allison Manning
The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Destin Thomas called for police when he heard men breaking into his Far East Side apartment early Tuesday.

Minutes later, he was dead, shot by either the burglars or the officer who was sent to help him.

Columbus police say it will be weeks before that will be known.

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