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Man Shot While Allegedly Trying to Enter Police Chief’s House

June 29, 1993

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ A man suspected of trying to break into a house was shot by the homeowner - the police chief.

Kirk Marshall Banks Jr., 24, of Columbus, was in stable condition Tuesday at Grant Medical Center with a gunshot wound in his right arm.

Banks rang the doorbell of Chief James Jackson’s home late Monday, but no one answered, said Lt. Ralph Casto. Banks then went to the back, broke a window and tried to enter, Casto said.

Jackson, who had called for police assistance, confronted the suspect and shot him, Casto said.

Banks was apprehended nearby and charged with attempted aggravated burglary. He was unarmed, Casto said.

The department’s firearms review board will determine whether the shooting was justified, he said.

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