Columbia Man Killed After Altercation With Police

A man is dead after being shot by Columbia Police in the 300 block of Campusview Drive Friday afternoon. Columbia Police say officers were called there around 3:05 for a report of a suicidal subject. At that time, he said he was not suicidal. The man called them back to the area shortly before 4. At that time he had a gun, and after refusing to surrender it, he fired several rounds in the air and at officers. They returned fire, killing him. The State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is conducting a criminal investigation while the department runs its Internal Affairs investigation concurrently. Per department policy, the officers who are directly involved were placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigations.