Man Returns Fire After Shooting

Man Returns Fire After Shooting | NBC 4i


A group of unknown individuals fired shots at a man walking on Mount Vernon Avenue late Saturday night.

According to police, at approximately 9:15 p.m. Saturday, 24-year-old Taiwain Johnson was walking in the area of 1512 Mt. Vernon Avenue when he noticed a purple Chevy Tahoe with several black male passengers.

According to police reports, the vehicle turned a nearby corner and Johnson soon saw the males from the vehicle on foot between two abandoned houses. One of the men began firing shots in the direction of Johnson, who is a licensed CCW permit holder.

Johnson drew his own handgun and returned fire in the direction of the suspects, who fled the scene.

Johnson was not injured during the incident and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers or the Columbus Division of Police.

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