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Columbus man shoots girlfriend during fight


Ryan Poe



A 19-year-old man allegedly shot at and grazed the head of his ex-girlfriend Tuesday as he tried to move out of a North Columbus house. 


Damion Dabar Peterson, lately of 1219 20th St. N., stood outside the house at about 2 p.m. Tuesday and fired at least one shot from a 22-caliber pistol through the screen door at the victim, said police Public Information Officer Terrie Songer. The bullet ricocheted off of the woman''s head. 


The woman had earlier told Peterson that she wanted police to stand by while he removed his belongings from the house, which led to an argument and eventually the shooting, Songer said. 


The victim, whose name was not released by police, was taken in stable condition to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, where she was treated and released. 


Peterson, who has been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, fled the scene in a white sedan, but was convinced by his father to turn himself in to police at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. His bond had not been set early today.




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Reader Comments

Article Comment chico commented at 5/5/2011 6:07:00 AM:

What a big man this guys is... Not only is he big and bad enough to shoot his GIRLFRIEND in the head, he flees.... Have fun in prison.


Article Comment southside commented at 5/5/2011 11:55:00 AM:

Could have blown her brains out. What a POS.


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 5/7/2011 5:56:00 AM:

What a mo.


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