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Officials ID suspect, 17, killed in Columbus officer-involved shooting

Christian Redwine, 17, from an August 2016 arrest (Source Columbus Police Department) Christian Redwine, 17, from an August 2016 arrest (Source Columbus Police Department)
The scene following a police pursuit early Sunday. (Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM) The scene following a police pursuit early Sunday. (Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM)
(Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM) (Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM)
(Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM) (Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM)

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry, Jr., has identified the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting and vehicle chase that crossed the Georgia-Alabama state line early Sunday as 17-year-old Christian Redwine of Columbus. 

According to the ALEA, they and the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating a Columbus police officer-involved shooting at the request of the Columbus Police Chief and Russell County District Attorney. 

The Columbus Police Department also released more information on the incident.

Around 4:25 a.m. Sunday, members of CPD's Patrol Services spotted a suspicious vehicle around the businesses near the intersection of Gentian Boulevard and Reese Road. 

The vehicle was driving in and around several closed businesses and had just been reported as stolen by Columbus 911 Dispatch.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle using blue lights and sirens but was ignored by the driver, who fled the scene. The driver traveled into Phenix City and turned onto Riverchase Drive off Highway 80, where they lost control of the vehicle. 

The officer exited his vehicle, at which time he encountered three suspects from the stolen car. The officer fired several shots from his service-issued weapon. 

Two suspects - another man and a woman - from the vehicle were hit and taken to the Midtown Medical Center. Both suspects are expected to be okay. 

The third suspect, identified as Redwine, was pronounced dead at the scene. The names of the other two suspects have not been released at this time. 

Traffic was re-routed at 33rd Place in Phenix City due to the investigation.

This is a developing story; check back for more updates. 

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