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Video: Ohio police fatally shoot young Black man in his bed who was possibly holding vape pen

Body camera video showed police fatally shoot 20-year-old Donovan Lewis in his bed in Columbus, Ohio. (Source: Screenshot - YouTube)
Body camera video showed police fatally shoot 20-year-old Donovan Lewis in his bed in Columbus, Ohio. (Source: Screenshot – YouTube)

Police in Ohio shot and killed a young Black man in his bed who appeared to be holding a vape pen in his hand.

Columbus police said 20-year-old Donovan Lewis died at a hospital after he was shot early Tuesday morning. Officers came to Lewis’ apartment to arrest him on multiple warrants including domestic violence, assault and felony improper handling of a firearm.

Police body camera video showed an officer open a bedroom door at the apartment and immediately shooting Lewis while he was in bed. No weapons were found.

Police Chief Elaine Bryant Lewis said Lewis appeared to be holding a vape pen before he was shot. No weapon was found at the scene.

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is expected to oversee an investigation into the police shooting.

More about the fatal police-involved shooting can be found here.

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