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Report: Man killed in police shooting served time

Report: Man killed in police shooting served time

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a driver fatally shot by a Westerville police officer was an ex-convict who was holding a gun as the officer approached his car during a traffic stop.

Westerville police said John Montgomery of Columbus was shot to death by an officer early Monday on Polaris Parkway during a traffic stop. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Montgomery, 59, served 18 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter and drug crimes. He was released in 2000.

All the details haven’t been released, but police say Montgomery was shot after the officer approached his car on the passenger side during a traffic stop for an “equipment violation.”

Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said in a news release that Montgomery “did not comply with the officer’s orders and was holding a handgun.” Montgomery was shot and later died at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, Morbitzer said.

The officer, a six-year veteran whose name was not released, was placed on paid administrative leave until an investigation into the incident is complete, according to Morbitzer.

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