On Thursday, May 27, 2010, at approximately 11:57pm, Ms. Alexandria Reese was driving her gold Chevy Cavalier westbound on Atcheson Street and Trevitt Street along with a friend in the car. This was not her intended route, and she was somewhat lost and was turning around. As Ms. Reese went through the intersection, she and her friend heard what they thought were fireworks, perhaps bottle rockets. In fact, the sound was from gunshots. Ms. Reese was shot once in the neck which instantly paralyzed her from the neck down, causing her to lose control of her vehicle and crash into a parked car. Investigators have determined that those involved in the shooting were targeting a group of individuals across the street. Ms. Reese happened to drive into the line of fire and was shot.
Crime Stoppers has posted a reward of up to $2,000.00 for any information received by June 16, 2010, leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the persons responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.
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Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.
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