(Reuters) - Columbus, Ohio, police fatally shot a person on Friday while tactical officers were serving a search warrant, a police spokeswoman said.
The shooting took place in the eastern part of Columbus, the Ohio state capital, Denise Alex-Bouzounis of the Columbus Division of Police said in a telephone call.
The person, whom the police did not identify, was pronounced dead seven minutes after dispatchers received a call about a shooting, she said.
"Our SWAT unit was out serving a search warrant when this occurred," she said.
Witnesses told WBNS-TV that they heard a barrage of gunfire, the station reported.
(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Additional reporting by Tim McLaughlin in Chicago; Editing by Richard Chang)