Franklin County deputy wounded, suspect killed in shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Authorities have identified a man who they say was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a sheriff's deputy who also was shot.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Sunday identified the suspect who was killed as 55-year-old Darrell Bruffy, of Orient.

The sheriff's office says the shootout happened Saturday night in Columbus. Authorities say the deputy tried to stop a pickup truck and the driver fled. After a short pursuit, the truck crashed in front of a gas station and shots were fired.

The deputy was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to stable condition. The deputy's name has not been released.

"This is the worst phone call to receive," Sheriff Dallas Baldwin told WBNS. "When you get a call from your radio room that you have a deputy shot, you immediately think the worst."

Sheriff's office spokesman Marc Gofstein didn't say why the deputy tried to stop the truck.

He said the deputy is having surgery at a hospital and is expected to survive.

The sheriff's office has not said why the deputy tried to stop the truck.

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