Dashcam video shows moments leading to officer-involved shooting at gas station

COLUMBUS — Columbus Police have released dash cam video from a cruiser showing a traffic stop and the moments leading up to a deadly officer-involved shooting at a south Columbus gas station. The shooting itself happens just out of view of the camera as the suspect is driving away. Video shows the officers pull Christian over at a Mobil gas station at the corner or Lockbourne Road and Frebis Avenue in South Columbus. Two officers walked up to the car to tell Christian he was under arrest, according to police. They say an officer then tried to open the door and get Christian out of the car, and that's when he put the car into drive and tried to take off. As one officer runs over from the passenger side, the video shows the car accelerating with another officer hanging onto the driver's side door. Police say the officer actually hit another parked car as Christian's vehicle continued to move. Moments later, five shots can be heard just off camera. Police say the officer fell from the car, which continued until it jumped the curb and hit the fence. Columbus Police have identified the officer who fired the shots as Officer Nicholas Mason, a 10-year veteran of Columbus Division of Police. It's not clear how many times Christian was shot. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The officer was treated for minor injuries, but was expected to be okay, and the second officer involved was not injured. Detectives say the dashcam video and surveillance images from the Mobil lot that captured the ordeal will be used as part of the review of the investigation.