This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a felonious assault that took place in Columbus


On 04/16/2023 at approximately 1:39pm, Columbus Police Officers responded to the area 3633 S. High St. on the report that someone had been shot. When the Officers arrived they found a victim, later identified as Mr. Terry Childs laying in the parking lot. The Officers spoke with Mr. Childs who stated that he wasn't shot, he was the one that had fired his gun. Mr. Childs stated that the suspect attempted to run him over in the parking lot. Mr. Childs was seen by medics at scene, but stated he was going to follow up with his own Doctor. 

Mr. Childs stated that the suspect almost hit him as he was coming out of the Kroger's on his motorized scooter, at which time the suspect called him a derogatory name. Mr. Childs stated that he continued towards the bus stop, when the suspect drove towards him and stopped. Mr. Childs stated the suspect got out the vehicle with a large Bowie style knife, so Mr. Childs pulled out his handgun which he has a CCW license for. Mr. Childs stated the suspect got back in the vehicle and started to back up, then he revved up the engine and drove straight at Mr. Childs. Mr. Childs stated he was in fear for his life thinking that he was going to be ran over so he fired at the vehicle. Mr. Childs believes he struck the car but wasn't sure. Mr. Childs explained that the suspect did strike him with the vehicle knocking him onto the ground while he ran over the scooter, destroying the scooter. 

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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.