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Officers undergoing counseling after hospital shootings

Three Columbus policemen have been placed on administrative assignment and are receiving counseling after Charles Johnston fired on law enforcement officials and then was shot by a plain clothes officer in the parking lot of Doctors Hospital on Thursday.

Johnston shot David Baker in the head, police said, after shooting two people on the hospital's fifth floor and then leaving the building.

After that shooting, Johnston got into a tan Ford station wagon and was stopped by Deputy Marshal Alicia Davenport, who commanded him to show his hands, said Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren. Johnston pointed a gun at her and fired, Boren said. Davenport returned fire, and at least two bullets hit the station wagon's driver's side door.

Columbus Police Corporal Michael Dahnke, in the department since Jan. 10, 2000, fired two shots.

Officers Jonathan Goodrich and Gregory Anderson; were in the parking lot and did not fire shots.

Davenport is also on administrative leave and is undergoing counseling.

Dahnke has been in the Columbus Police Department since Jan. 10, 2000; Goodrich since Dec. 6, 2004; and Anderson since July 23, 2007.

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