89-year-old man suffering from dementia shot and killed during violent outburst accidentally

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COLUMBUS, OH – On Friday, May 14, 2021, at 7:46PM, Columbus Police Officers were called to 2329 Sunbury Rd. on a report of shooting. On arrival, officers found 89-year-old James Broskie suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. CFD Medic 93 transported Broskie to Grant Hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased at 8:40PM.According to family members, Broskie was suffering from dementia and was prone to violent outbursts.

A family member was attempting to calm Broskie during such an outburst when Broskie produced a handgun. The family member and Broskie were struggling for control of the handgun when the handgun discharged, fatally wounding Broskie.

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No charges have been filed at this time, this case will be forwarded to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office for review.