Today’s Midweek Special focuses on a Felonious Assault that took place in Columbus.
On Saturday, September 22, 2018, at approximately 12:45am, Victim #1, Temiko Washington, was parked in the parking lot at 967 E. Hudson St., “Sunrise Bar.” Ms. Washington exited her vehicle and heard gunshots. She was struck in the upper back and immediately fell to the ground. Victim #2, Shantia Peterson, was also in the parking lot, sitting in a chair and was struck in the right side of her neck. Ms. Washington was transported to Riverside Hospital in stable condition and released later. Ms. Peterson was transported to Grant Hospital in extremely critical condition. Ms. Peterson went into surgery immediately, where doctor’s attempted to reattach her carotid artery and jugular vein. Doctors were unsuccessful and eventually tied them off leaving her paralyzed on the left side of her body. The bullet was still lodged in her neck and will be left there. Two days after her surgery, Ms. Peterson suffered a stroke on the right side of her body, leaving her completely paralyzed from the neck down. There were several people in the parking lot that night and someone may have an idea of whom the intended target was and/or whom the shooters are. Video from nearby cameras have shown the suspects shooting at the parking lot but both individuals cannot easily be identified. Ms. Washington has recovered, yet still bears the scars from that evening. Ms. Peterson is still recovering and has limited movement in her arms and lacks verbal communication due to the tracheotomy that was necessary. Ms. Peterson also has five children that have not had their mother home since September. Video of the suspects may be viewed on our website, www.stopcrime.org.
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 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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