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Second suspect in Monday shooting in custody

 

Antonius Vonshay Williams

Antonius Vonshay Williams

 

Christopher “Sweetie” Armstrong

Christopher “Sweetie” Armstrong

 

 

Sarah Fowler

 

A second man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday in Columbus. 

 

Antonius Vonshay Williams, 23, of 803 Spruce St., turned himself in to the Columbus Police Department Tuesday afternoon. He was charged with one count of shooting into a dwelling, a felony; one count of drive-by shooting, a felony; and seven felony counts of aggravated assault. 

 

Investigators believe Williams and Christopher "Sweetie" Armstrong shot at two vehicles on Sixth Avenue North on Monday a little before 11:30 a.m. 

 

When the shots were fired at the vehicles, seven people were standing nearby. That is what led prosecutors to pursue seven aggravated assault charges, according to CPD Captain Brent Swan. 

 

No one was injured in the incident.  

 

Armstrong and Williams are accused of fleeing the scene of the shooting in an SUV and crashing less than one block away. Both men ran away from the crash on foot. Armstrong was apprehended by police almost immediately. Williams managed to escape until turning himself in Tuesday, according to investigators. 

 

A motive for the shooting has not yet been named by investigators.  

 

Both men are expected in court today.

 

Sarah Fowler covers crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.

 

 

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