This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Felonious Assault which took place in Columbus.
On Monday, September 4, 2017, at approximately 1:00am, Sado Elmi was on her way home after leaving her place of employment on the eastside of Columbus. She was driving on 1-270 and exited onto Georgesville Road, on the west side of Columbus. She then drove west on Georgesville Rd, towards Norton Road. At the same time, a pick-up truck had also exited I-270 at Georgesville Rd. and was travelling in the same direction as Ms. Elmi’s vehicle, west towards Norton Road. The driver of the pick-up truck, while in front of Ms. Elmi, slowed down drastically, prompting Ms. Elmi to change into a different lane of travel. At this time, the pick-up truck slowed down until both vehicles were side by side and were in even speed with each other. The driver of the pick-up truck, without provocation, then fired at least four shots into the passenger side of Ms. Elmi’s vehicle, smashing out the side and rear windows. Ms. Elmi was struck by gunfire four times, sustaining injuries to her back, side, and hand. The victim was able to drive herself from the scene of the shooting, to her residence, where she was taken to Doctor’s West Hospital Emergency Room by family. After being stabilized, Ms. Elmi was then transported to another local hospital in stable condition. There was no confrontation, argument or dispute before the shooting occurred. The suspect vehicle is described as a full sized navy or dark blue pick-up truck. The driver of the suspect vehicle is male white and is believed to have had a passenger aboard at the time of the shooting.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) 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 may also submit a tip by downloading our new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms. We are no longer taking tips via text message.
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