A Columbus Police domestic violence call turned deadly Monday afternoon in Oakland Park.
During a scuffle with the man involved in the domestic call, a Columbus police officer shot and killed him inside the home at 2857 Ramsey Drive home shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, Police Chief Ricky Boren said.
The man killed by the officer was a 52-year-old James Fuller, Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley said.
The fight with officers that led to the shooting started after police discovered the man was wanted in Texas on felony methamphetamine charges, and they attempted to take him into custody, Boren said.
When officers arrived on the domestic call, they took the woman outside the house and put her in the back of a police vehicle because of what she was doing inside the house, Boren said. He did not say what action led police to taking her into custody.
“They were reported to us to be husband and wife,” Boren said.
Fuller remained in the house with officers, who ran his name through the national crime computer. That is when they learned of the outstanding warrant.
“While they were attempting to arrest him, a fight ensued with him and officers,” Boren said.
Police used a Taser, Boren said, but it did not help subdue Fuller.
“He went to the floor, but the Tasing, apparently, had no effect on him,” Boren said. “He continued to fight with the officers, picked up a chair. At some point ... one of the officers was struck with a chair.”
The man reached into a box, apparently for a gun, Boren said, and that is when the officer shot him.
“The officer fired one shot,” Boren said.
Fuller was taken to the emergency room at Midtown Medical Center, where he died of his injuries, the chief said.
Columbus Police have called the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which was on the scene at 7 p.m. Boren said all additional information will need to come from the GBI, which is now handling the investigation.