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Suspect in hospital shooting charged with multiple offenses

The suspect in the Thursday shooting at Doctor's Hospital, Charles Johnston, will be charged with three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, one count of aggravated assault on a civilian and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Columbus police chief Ricky Boren.

Boren said Johnston killed three people — two hospital employees and a truck driver in the parking lot — before a Columbus police officer shot him in the parking lot, wounding him in the shoulder.

He underwent surgery at The Medical Center Thursday and was still recuperating this morning, Boren said during a press conference. He said he did not expect Johnston to be released into police custody today.

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