This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Felonious Assault that took place in Columbus in 2022


On Sunday, Dec 18, 2022, Columbus police responded to 310 S. Eureka Ave. on a call for service involving nine rounds being fired and detected by ShotSpotter. While in route to the location officers were informed that an individual had been shot and was lying in the street near the location they were dispatched to. Officers arrived on scene and found the victim suffering from four gunshot wounds. During the investigations the victim informed police that he was being walked to an unknown location by the suspect, Mr. Antoine Pruitt to be assaulted. The victim stated that as he approached the intersection of Fremont St. and S. Eureka Ave. he saw Mr. Pruitt take out a handgun and shoot him multiple times. Mr. Pruitt then fled south from the scene. 

Mr. Pruitt is wanted for one (1) count of Felonious Assault (F-1) and is considered to be armed and dangerous.

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 and submit 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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Watch for the depiction of each “Crime of the Week” during newscasts on WCMH NBC 4, Sunday morning 7a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday 11 a.m. Also watch for the depiction to be aired on WBNS 10TV, WSYX ABC 6, WTTE FOX 28, and featured in The Columbus Dispatch every Monday.