Deputy shoots, kills teen in Columbus courtroom

posted by Ken Stevens - 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after being shot by a deputy in a downtown Columbus courtroom.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Haynes was hit once in the abdomen when a fight broke out Wednesday afternoon during hearing in a domestic relations courtroom.

Sheriff's Office Investigations Chief Rick Minerd said a fight broke out between a deputy in the courtroom, Haynes and members of his family as the hearing concluded.

Minerd says the deputy fired a shot during that fight and the boy was hit. He died about 30 minutes later at Grant Medical Center.

Minerd didn't identify the deputy, saying the investigation is ongoing. He says the deputy was also injured, but wasn't shot.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

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