Franklin Co. Deputy Shot On Saturday Identified

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has identified the deputy that was shot and wounded during a chase and shooting on Saturday.

Sheriff Dallas Baldwin says Deputy Jacob Heaberlin was taken to Grant Medical Center shortly after the shooting that left the suspect, 55-year-old Darrell Bruffy of Orient, dead.

Baldwin says he visited with Dep. Haeberlin on Sunday and said, "He's alert, talkative...He's a little tired. He's had a lot of visitors."

Officials say two Franklin Township Police Officers also responded to the incident Saturday evening near Columbus's southwest side, and also engaged the shooter, with at least four people total involved.

Franklin Township Police Chief Byron Smith said his agency's response made a bad situation a little less, saying it could have been a lot worse. 

Multiple witnesses recorded cell phone video of the incident, and investigators will also be looking into the evidence collected from them.

Bruffy was wanted on an outstanding warrant for violating a protection order filed by his wife. He led officers on a chase after fleeing from a traffic stop along Clime Road, near Harrisburg Pike.

The chase ended at Harrisburg Pike and Eakin, when Bruffy crashed, and that's where the gunfire broke out.

(photo courtesy ABC-6)

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