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Man accused of shooting Columbus officer held on $2 million bond

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Shawn Toney is accused of shooting a Columbus officer as soon as he came through the door while a narcotics unit was executing a search warrant (Courtesy: Franklin Co. Jail)

Shawn Toney, a west Columbus man charged with shooting an officer, was given a $2 million bond Friday morning.

Narcotics officers were executing a search warrant at an apartment on South Burgess Avenue Wednesday night when Toney reportedly opened fire. Undercover officer Patrick Shrodes, a 22-year veteran of the Columbus Police, was shot in the hip as he entered the apartment.

Columbus Police officers say Shrodes was the first one to go inside and was shot as soon as he went through the door. He's now recovering at the hospital.

Toney has prior drug charges on his record. So far he has been charged with assaulting a police officer. Officers said more charges were pending. Prosecutors requested a high bond due to nature of the crime.



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