Grove City: Man shot after argument occurs at residence

Staff Writer
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Grove City police responded at 12:56 a.m. Aug. 24 to a report of a shooting at a residence on the 1300 block of Great Hunter Drive.

The dispatcher told officers the victim, a 21-year-old Columbus man, had left the scene in his car and was parked on River Trail Drive.

An officer drove to River Trail and located the victim, who was alert and talking. He had a bullet wound on the left side of his back, reports stated.

The victim said he arrived about 11 p.m. Aug. 23 at a party at the Great Hunter Drive residence. A friend of his got into an argument with an unknown male.

He said he and his friend went to his vehicle to leave. The suspect went to his vehicle and pulled up next to the victim's car, according to reports.

The victim said the unknown male displayed two guns and then fired a single shot that struck him in the back. A police officer observed the bullet sitting in the driver's seat of the victim's car.

Jackson Township paramedics arrived and took the victim to Grant Medical Center for treatment.

While en route to the scene, an officer passed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's vehicle traveling north on state Route 104. He turned around but was unable to locate the vehicle.

Officers spoke with a woman who said she had invited friends over but other people began showing up uninvited, according to reports.

In other recent Grove City police reports:

* Officers took two reports Aug. 23 of thefts occurring at a business on the 3900 block of Jackson Pike.

A Galloway man said he brought his car Aug. 21 to the business to be fixed and auctioned. He said he went to the parking lot Aug. 23 and discovered his vehicle was missing. The car was valued at $4,500, reports stated.

The security manager at the business checked a surveillance video, and it showed someone entering the victim's vehicle and driving away northbound on Jackson Pike.

The stolen vehicle was impounded at 7:48 a.m. Aug. 24 at the intersection of East Markison and Wilson avenues in Columbus by Columbus police. The vehicle was abandoned and appeared to have been involved in an accident, according to reports.

Police took a separate report Aug. 23 from the general manager of a Columbus company.

He reported a company truck parked at the business had been broken into and a cellphone, valued at $700, was stolen. The theft occurred between 5:09 p.m. Aug. 22 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23, reports stated.

* A Columbus man told police Aug. 21 a compact-disc player, valued at $100, was stolen from a car at a storage unit business on the 4000 block of Marlane Drive.

The man said he went to his storage unit Aug. 21 and noticed the lift gate was open. He went to his car and saw the hood was up and the trunk was open. He noticed a large dent in the driver's-side door, the driver's-side mirror broken and the ignition had been pulled out of the steering column. The damage was estimated at $850, reports stated.

An officer spoke to a witness who said he had seen a man standing at the victim's vehicle with the hood up at 8 p.m. Aug. 20. He didn't think anything of it because it looked like it was the owner working on the car.

The officer contacted the property manager of the business Aug. 22. She said the vehicle owner had called her several times, asking about suing the company if his car was damaged or stolen, according to reports.

She said there are no surveillance cameras at the storage business and the man had been reminded several times that renters assume all risk.

* A Columbus man reported a handgun, a magazine and ammunition were stolen from his car between 9:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 1:15 a.m. Aug. 24 while he was at work at a business on the 3100 block of Lewis Centre Way. Total loss was $604, reports stated.

* An employee of a Hartselle, Alabama, company told police a laptop computer and cellphone were stolen from his company truck between 9:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 5:30 a.m. Aug. 24 while he was staying at a hotel on the 4200 block of Gantz Road.

* An employee of a Scottdale, Pennsylvania, company reported three gas-powered trimmers were stolen Aug. 19 from his work truck while he was staying at a motel on the 4000 block of Jackpot Road. Total loss was $1,635.

* A resident on the 6400 block of Buckeye Path Drive South reported Aug. 19 that several tools, work vests and a pair of prescription sunglasses were stolen overnight from his company truck that was parked in his driveway. Total loss was $2,035, reports stated.