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Review board finds Ohio officers acted within agency policy in shootout that killed 2 suspects


COLUMBUS, Ohio — A review board has found that seven Columbus officers acted within police department policy during a shootout last year that left two suspects dead.

The agency said Monday that the board found the officers acted within the agency's firearms policy in the May 15, 2013, shooting north of downtown Columbus.

The confrontation occurred when the officers tried to pull over an SUV with a homicide suspect inside. Someone inside the SUV began firing at officers.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that by the time the SUV crashed into the parking lot of a fire station, seven officers had fired nearly 200 times. Killed were Emmanuel Gatewood and his girlfriend, Kourtney Hahn. Gatewood was a suspect in an April 2013 slaying.

The county grand jury declined to indict the officers.

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