Columbus officer who shot CVS robbery suspect identified

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The Columbus police officer who shot a man suspected of robbing a Franklinton CVS pharmacy has been identified.

Police said Officer Andrew Radich, an 18-year veteran with the division, shot Cassius D. Crome, 38, of the East Side, as he was fleeing the scene of an armed robbery at the CVS store at 1515 W. Broad St. at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses told police that an armed man ordered a CVS pharmacist to open a safe, then took medications and ran outside.

Radich tried to keep Crome from getting into a vehicle and fired a shot, hitting him in the upper body, police said.

Wounded, Crome drove off in a white Chevrolet SUV, which had been reported stolen earlier from the Hilltop, according to court documents. The vehicle caused a crash at Interstate 270 and West Broad Street before being stopped a short distance away, police said.

Crome was arrested and a gun was recovered, police said. He was taken in stable condition to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center for treatment.

He has been charged with aggravated robbery and is expected to face additional charges, police said.

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