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Current Releases

Week of January 1st thru January10th, 2015

Felony Assault

Media Information Date: January 10, 2015
Columbus Division of Police
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. Connor Jr. Phone: (614) - 645 - 4036 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Felony Assault Date: 1/10/2015 Time: 12:38PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 3217 Stirling Bridge Zone: 2 Precinct: 20th
NetRMS Report #: 150027355 Cruiser District: 203

Victim: Brandon Bash Sex: M Race: B Age:

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age:

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age:

Incident Summary: On January 10, 2015 at approximately 12:38 p.m., uniformed officers were dispatched to 3217 Stirling Bridge on a call concerning a shooting. Upon arriving at the scene officers came in contact with the victim and were advised he shot an unknown male black after the male began shooting at him. The victim had responded to the scene to assist a female black that was the victim of a domestic violence incident.
The unknown male black was later found at a different location and transported to a local area hospital to receive treatment for his gunshot wounds. The unknown male black was admitted to the hospital in critical but stable condition and is expected to survive his injuries. At this time no charges have been file and the investigation is ongoing.

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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release: For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
January 8, 2015
MA# 05-2015


The police involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at Port Columbus International Airport, is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.

The suspect has been identified as:
• Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed, M/B/41


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Felonious Assault - Shooting

Media Information Date: 01/07/2015
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det.J. Jude #2155 Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4503
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault - Shooting Date: 01/06/2015 Time: 9:34 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1307 Parsons Ave. Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
NetRMS Report #: 150017165 Cruiser District: 113

Victim: Michael Veltri Sex: M Race: W Age: 43

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: W Age:

Incident Summary: On January 6, 2015 at approximately 9:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 1307 Parsons Ave. on a shooting. Upon arrival officers located the victim Michael Veltri who had been shot one time in the right leg. Mr. Veltri stated that an unknown male white individual approached him at his car with a gun and said "Freeze." Mr. Veltri explained a struggle ensued and as the suspect was leaving, he turned and fired a single gunshot at Mr. Veltri striking him in the leg. Mr. Veltri was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit, Detective James Jude at 645-4503 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release: For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
January 6, 2015
MA# 04-2015


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 66-2013


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on December 2, 2013, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Officer Kareem Kashmiry #2231, and Officer Patrick Daugherty #391, are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.


Gun Wielding Man Killed During Confrontation with Police


Columbus Police are investigating an early morning shooting involving officers and a man armed with a handgun on the city’s northwest side.

On December 2, 2013, at approximately 2:03 am, a disturbance occurred inside of 2885 Olentangy River Road, Charlie Bear nightclub. According to witnesses, a man involved with the disturbance stated he was going to retrieve a gun from a car and return to the bar. The man went to the parking lot, retrieved a gun and shot at an unidentified man as that man exited the bar.

Two Columbus Police officers working special duty for the shopping complex witnessed the man with the gun and confronted him. The officers fired multiple times and struck the man. Medics were called to the scene and pronounced the man dead at 2:12 am. No other injuries were reported. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

Police are looking for the man who was shot at by the suspect. Anybody with information on the identity of that man is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4730.

The suspect’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.


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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release: For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at (614) 645-4593


Public Information Office
January 6, 2015
MA# 03-2015


Police Involved Shooting
***UPDATE***
Reference MA# 62-2013


The investigation into the police involved shooting that occurred on November 16, 2013, has been completed by the Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board. The actions of Sergeant John Frenz #5141, Officer Dustin McKee #2611 and Officer Don Alderman #2733, are found to be within the Columbus Division of Police Use of Firearms Policy.


Knife Wielding Man Killed During Confrontation with Police


Columbus Police are investigating an early morning shooting involving officers and a knife wielding man on the city’s far west side.

On November 17, 2013, at approximately 5:09 am, Columbus Police received a call from a woman saying an unknown man with no shirt, wearing a camouflaged fishing hat, entered her unlocked apartment holding a knife. The woman told dispatchers she was able to lock the man out of the apartment when he stepped out the front door. She said the man was talking but not making sense. The man continued trying the door knob and knocking on the door trying to re-enter the apartment as the woman continued talking with the dispatcher.

An officer arrived and confronted the man near 5424 Tretorn Drive. The man charged at the officer with a knife and was shot at during the confrontation. It is unknown if the man was struck by gunfire. He fled from the area on foot.

Additional officers arrived and began looking for the man. Officers tracked the man to a nearby apartment complex where he once again confronted officers with a knife. Two officers fired at the man and followed him to the courtyard of 2156 Gables Lake Drive, where he collapsed. As they approached, they observed the man lying on the ground, shot multiple times, holding the knife to his throat. They disarmed him and took him into custody. Medics arrived and pronounced the man dead at 6:09 am. No other injuries were reported. Two knives were recovered at the scene. The suspect is identified as Jason D. White, M/B/31, and lives in the complex of the original incident.


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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release: For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
January 6, 2015
MA# 02-2015


The police involved shooting that occurred on Monday, January 5, 2015, at the intersection of Martha Avenue and Union Avenue, is still under investigation by the Critical Incident Response Team.
The officer involved is identified as:

Officer Keith O’Connor #2244. Officer O’Connor is a fourteen year veteran and is assigned to the Patrol Bureau.
It is the policy of the Division of Police not to release photos of our officers.


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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release: For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
January 5, 2015
MA# 01-2015


Man Charged After Attempted Assault on Officer


Columbus Police are investigating a police involved shooting on the city’s west side.

On January 5, 2015, officers from the Community Response Team were in the area of Martha Avenue and Union Avenue working a crime pattern advisory (CPA) involving stolen vehicles on the Hilltop. A plain clothes officer and uniformed officer working the CPA, noticed an unoccupied stolen van parked in the area.

The officers maintained surveillance on the vehicle and later observed a man, identified as 18-year-old Rondale Johnson, drive up to the van in a stolen pickup truck at approximately 9:28am. Rondale Johnson exited the truck and got into the van as the uniformed officer pulled up to the van in a marked cruiser. The officer exited the cruiser and attempted to take him into custody when Johnson drove the van at the officer. The officer fired his weapon, striking the van multiple times. Johnson fled the area in the van and crashed a short distance from the shooting scene. He was taken into custody and transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital where he is listed in stable condition with injuries to his head. It is unknown if Rondale Johnson’s injuries are the result of the shooting or of the crash. No other injuries were reported.

Rondale Johnson is charged with two felony counts of Receiving Stolen Property. Additional charges are anticipated pending further investigation.

This is the first police involved shooting for 2015. Columbus Police were involved in nine police involved shootings in 2014.

As in all police involved shootings, the involved officer(s) will receive mandated psychological support counseling. Officers are also afforded an opportunity to take leave time to assist in recovery from a traumatic experience. This incident will be investigated by the Critical Incident Response Team (made up of specially trained investigators from the Homicide Units). The final investigative package will be forwarded to the Columbus Division of Police Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board and the Chain-Of-Command for review.

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Serious Injury Crash

Media Information Date: January 5, 2015
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Connie Brant Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767
Type of Offense/Incident: Serious Injury Crash Date: 1/5/15 Time: 2:57 AM
Location of Incident: U.S. 33 (n/b) ramp to James Rd. Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Report Number: 150011909 Cruiser District: 94

Injured Parties:
Name: Cedric Cade Sex: M Age: 25
Name: Tasha Mucino Sex: F Age: 42

On January 5, 2015 at approximately 2:57 AM, Mr. Cedric Cade (of Johnathan Dr.) was driving a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser on the ramp from northbound U.S. 33 to James Rd. His passenger was Ms. Tasha Mucino (of Bannockburn Bvd.), who is the owner of the car. For reasons still under investigation, Mr. Cade lost control of the car and rolled it off the north side of the ramp. It came to rest in the grassy infield of the interchange. Ms. Mucino was ejected from the vehicle.

Both Mr. Cade and Ms. Mucino were transported to Grant Medical Center. Mr. Cade has been admitted in fair condition. Ms. Mucino has been admitted in life-threatening condition.

This investigation is ongoing

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Accidental Shooting

Media Information Date: 1/2/2015
Columbus Division of Police
SVB Bureau / Domestic Violence Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Columbus Police Department Phone: (614) - 645 - 4545 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING Date: 1/2/2015 Time: 1142a
Location of Offense/Incident: 2765 VANTAGE POINT DR Zone: 1 Precinct: 6
NetRMS Report #: 150003825 Cruiser District: 61

Victim: JUVENILE Sex: M Race: B Age: 11

Suspect: JUMAANE O. LITTLE Address: 2765 VANTAGE POINT DR
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age: 19

Incident Summary: Suspect was handling a firearm while watching tv. Suspect accidently caused the firearm to discharge striking the victim in the lower leg area. Suspect was unaware the firearm was loaded. No charges have been filed.

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Shooting

Media Information Date: 1/2/2015
Columbus Division of Police
Detective Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Matthew Smith Phone: (614) - 645 - 4141 Ext: 4218
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 1/2/2015 Time: 12:35 a.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 2903 E. Fifth Ave Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
NetRMS Report #: 150003024 Cruiser District: 74

Victim: Jy Smart-El Sex: M Race: B Age: 34

Suspect: Nishaunte M. Richardson Address: 669 Northview Avenue Columbus, OH 43219
Arrested X Warrant on File Sex: M Race: B Age: 26
Charges: Felonious Assault

Incident Summary: The victim was trying to break up a fight outside of The Woods Bar located at 2903 E. Fifth Avenue, when Nishaunte Richardson brandished a 9mm handgun and shot the victim two times. The victim was taken to a home on Seymour Avenue by a friend where Medics were later called. The victim was then transported to a local hospital in critical condition by Columbus Medics where he was treated for his gunshot wounds. Nishaunte Richardson fled the scene and a warrant for his arrest was filed for one count of Felonious Assault.


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