Police Union Calling On CPD To Pay For First Aid Equipment Being Paid For By Officers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Minutes after two Columbus police officers were fired at by a suspected gunman over the weekend, they began life-saving measures to save his life.

Lamar Blue, 26, was wounded after he was shot by one of the officers who fired back after Blue allegedly opened fire with a shotgun. Blue is now charged with two felony first-degree counts of assault on a peace officer.

“The officers used a chest seal which they bought with their own money, to save the life of Mr. Blue,” said Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant.

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