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Fight leads to walk-by shooting


Ryan Poe



An argument between juveniles likely resulted in a shotgun shooting Sunday in Columbus, said police spokeswoman Terrie Songer. 


No one was injured, but the dining room windows at 221 Lawrence Drive were shattered when at least one person walked by and opened fire at about 11:07 p.m., she said. 


Besides the 34-year-old mother and two 18-year-old men, there were also four minors in the house between 13 and 17, Songer said. Investigators think one of the juveniles may have been involved in an argument, sparking the violence. 


The police were seeking a person of interest in the shooting Tuesday morning, she said.




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Article Comment ckirby commented at 8/10/2010 11:54:00 AM:

Shootings on Poplar st, Forrest blvd, now Lawrence dr. FBI roundup at the quick & easy deli on Mccrary. FBI arrests on Forrest blvd. DV calls on Hemlock. The mayor stays three blocks away. East Columbus is thug central now and the city wants to annex more people into this mess. People moving out, thugs moving in and the band plays on.


Article Comment jd commented at 8/10/2010 1:02:00 PM:

Not all of East Columbus is bad!! There are good and bad people in every neighborhood. I realize there are pockets of "thug activity"
but don't stereotype the whole area!


Article Comment ckirby commented at 8/10/2010 2:13:00 PM:

What parts of east Columbus are'nt bad? Masonic area maybe? Store owner kidnapped on Waterworks, Phillips truck stolen off their lot, police calls to Cypress, Emerald, Spruce, Maple, Beech and Gaylane are constant. Most of ward 3 is down the tube. A few good people left in the hoods but gangsters and thugs will force them out. Where's charlie? Go across 182 and things are just as bad. Airline, Brown, Mchall. Woolbright and Summerhaven. With ut factory closed thugs thrive in the hoods there. How many houses are for sale in east Columbus? one? A few? a lot? 20? 30?


Article Comment haiku commented at 8/10/2010 4:31:00 PM:

Thugs at it again,
Another senseless crime,
Over a squabble.


Article Comment black eagle commented at 8/10/2010 4:49:00 PM:

The Mayor does not live in East Columbus his girlfriend does. And the police are not constantly on Spruce, Emerald, Maple, and others. Thugs are everywhere not just in East Columbus.


Article Comment doj commented at 8/10/2010 7:54:00 PM:

So many idiots, so little time.


Article Comment ckirby commented at 8/10/2010 8:02:00 PM:

I didn't say the mayor lives there. I said he stays there. Did I get the wording wrong? The fancy city truck's on the street in front of her house 2-3 times a week. At 3:00 in the morning. And she's not his girlfriend. She's his baby-mama. Check it out. And buy you a scanner. A lot of seniors in east Columbujs have them. They know what I said is true.


Article Comment tuttie commented at 8/11/2010 12:02:00 AM:

when will this city heal itself of everything not good become a race factor. a lot of columbus promblems are the same around the country jobs, jobs, its easy when some are blessed they become so negative vocal and a no show on actually doing something to solve somethings. yes we have crime promblems. people they are all over the place. learn to help.


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 8/11/2010 6:39:00 AM:

There is the problem in a nutshell. Read the above and you'll see it. And no, it isn't what was said, but how it was said.

Made my head hurt just trying to read it.


Article Comment ckirby commented at 8/11/2010 6:44:00 AM:

Us regular folks don't have a way to help anything. It's been nothing but a good old boys club since trotter was mayor. The faces have changed and now its a good old boyz club, but the attitude's the same. They don't want help from people who work for a living, who've put 30 years into buying a home in their wards, who go to the church down the street. Thugs don't show up at city hall. thugs don't write letters. thugs don't call the hotline. They leave thugs leave them alone and they leave the thugs alone. Keep you head in the sand and stay in that dream world. How many houses are for sale in east Columbus? Why don't the paper print the crime calls to east Columbus? Stay in denial and see how far it gets you and the city.


Article Comment sharp nasal kent commented at 8/11/2010 8:29:00 AM:

The Negro's did to that neighborhood what they do anywhere else the step...

You're an idiot, Roscoe.


Article Comment ckirby commented at 8/11/2010 10:22:00 AM:

Communities are falling apart because people who've been the backbone of the neighborhood for 50 years are old. They're dying or going to Plantation point or they're moving out. Mostly moving out and what do the people left see? mayor and council calling it white flight. Old money saying we need more love and hugs to solve problems. In case nobody's paying attention that's not working. Calling these people names and making fun of them because they don't want to deal with the stupidity any more? That's supposed to stop the migration? Its not working. More and more families and old people will move out. The only way to stop it is get real with the problems. Step one is admitting all the love and kisses in the world aren't going to help. Blaming the people moving out of the city's only going to make more people want to leave. Do you think its fun leaving the house you've put 30 years in or where your kids were born and raised? get a clue.


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 8/11/2010 12:32:00 PM:

The proof is in the pudding Kent. As mentioned, I lived in the tree street neighborhood for years and never saw it like it is now. So what changed? The residents! And what about the residents changed? Their whole attitude about their own neighborhood. And how did it change?? They throw trash down just as soon as the last drop or bite passes their lips. The break into each others homes and cars.

My parents have lived on this street for 30 years now. There was NEVER any trashed thrown down on the streets until the neighborhood got darker. Even now, there is some fool running up and down this street tossing his brown bagged beer bottle in the same ditch on his way home. Too stupid to put it in his own trash can at the house I suppose.

Now, we get all kinds of junk thrown on the street. We get T-shirts, soiled diapers, food/drink wrappers/bottles, you name it. Even found a shoe one day. What kind of fool loses a shoe?

I think you're in denial Kent. Maybe it's just that the truth hurts.


Article Comment doj commented at 8/11/2010 12:58:00 PM:

The problem is that some welfare queen, and her 6 children by five different men, has gotten a 125% of value government guaranteed loan with no down payment, to buy a house that she can't afford to own on her government check. They live on the government dole, raise their kids in the same manner, with the attitude that the government owes them a living. They complain that they were due this because of past treatment and slavery. They don't have sense enough to know that they have become slaves again and are owned this time by the government. They have sold their hard earned freedom to the devil at a very cheap price. Being slaves again, they lose what ever pride they may have once had, and the neighborhood deteriorates to a slum ghetto.


Article Comment sharp nasal kent commented at 8/11/2010 3:07:00 PM:

Roscoe, I don't doubt that your neighborhood has gone downhill. The reason I observed that you are an idiot was because you said that black people in general trash and destroy "everywhere they step." Your original post appears to have been deleted but the relevant quote remains in my post in which I made my observation.

Now, this is America and you have the right to be a white supremacist if you want to (and I don't think the Dispatch should censor you, either), but I have the same right to call you an idiot for being one.


Article Comment honesty commented at 8/11/2010 3:22:00 PM:

And Mr Brooks wants to renovate the gym on this street (Lawrence)? Yeah, let's give the thugs a place to hang out and trash. What a waste of money!!! Do you honestly think I would let my kid go their and play!?! Let's take that money and clean up the thuggery before we clean up the scenery...


Article Comment gogetum commented at 8/11/2010 3:28:00 PM:

Hey Kent, it probably is a hard thing to do but try putting youself in Roscoe's place. How would you feel if the shoe was on the other foot? Wouldn't you be just a little hot under the collar if what is happening to you that is happening to him? You'd probably be shooting at white folk if they came by your place and dumped their trash all the time. Lighten up with the name calling. I know it's always eaiser to do that and as a liberal it's something that you can't hardly help because it's in your genes. Sure you have the right to do so but what you put on this page in on the www. Why not try harder to overcome your liberal knee jerk reaction tendencies.


Article Comment sharp nasal kent commented at 8/11/2010 3:34:00 PM:

I'm not going to rethink my disapproval of white supremacism, gogetum. Perhaps Roscoe will explain how I misunderstood his words.


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 8/11/2010 4:25:00 PM:

Kent, I'm no more a white supremacist than you are a rocket scientist. In fact, during my years in the medical profession, I've not only saved the lives of several blacks including being shot at for trying to reach the fallen guy, I've delivered a black baby by myself as she gave birth on her living room floor. I seriously doubt you'd find many Klansmen who would do the same. Some of my favorite patients in the area nursing homes were black. It's not a color thing, ya goober.

If you are waiting for me to say blacks are the greatest thing since peanut butter, I hope you brought a lunch. They could be, and some are, but the vast majority of them are asocial, except within the realm of their own kind and some are even asocial there as well.

I base my view of the majority of blacks due to the treatment I receive from them even though I attempt to be polite and civil, and to the behaviors I see from them in public. I.E. cutting in front of me in a line or in traffic, throwing trash on my street right in front of my face, handing my purchases to me without so much as a "thank you" or kiss my *** either one, giving me that thug look for no reason other than you think it scares me or whatever, etc. etc. etc.

The "bad image" is their doing, not mine. I personally couldn't give a red rats patootie what your skin color is your personality that counts. And most I come in contact with are lacking one. Not all, but most.

Now, if you can "act normal" without grabbing your crotch when speaking to me, or "jiving me", or any of that other ghetto nonsense, then we'll get along just fine.

Otherwise, step off. 10-4?


Article Comment ckirby commented at 8/11/2010 4:54:00 PM:

Blaming the shootings and the looting, the stealing and the trash and the burglaries on slavery is unadulterated crap. Go up to the maternity ward at baptist and look in the window at the babies. They're not segregated by race. Not one of those babies came to this world with a reason stamped on their foreheads why they won't be a doctor or a president. They don't come in with a handful of excuses why they don't have to study or learn to say please and thank you. or respect other people's rights and property. They don't get here thinking somebody owes them anything. Not one of them knows some story about how somebody's great great grandaddy did something somewhere 140 years ago. they don't get here thinking whatever a different color person has is theirs and its ok to take it. Somebody has to teach them all that crap. Somebody has to tell them its all ok to think and do it. Who's going to teach the new babies at baptist that?


Article Comment doj commented at 8/11/2010 6:18:00 PM:

There is a song from the musical "South Pacific". The lyrics are:
You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!


Article Comment td commented at 8/11/2010 7:19:00 PM:

Isn't that just lovely. Last Tuesday the CPD has their "national night out on crime" at the East Columbus on Lawrence Street. Five nights later there is a shooting almost directly across the street.

What a waste of time and money National Night Out was --- someone clearly didn't get the message!


Article Comment blaine1 commented at 8/11/2010 10:19:00 PM:

Mayor Smith clean up East Columbus.


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 8/12/2010 5:27:00 AM:

I realize that some of you see Columbus through eyes that haven't been here all that long. I have been here for a long time. What I see now, and what I've seen in the past is like night and day. Columbus is not on the upswing regardless of how many roses Birney3 passes out.

The interior, that is the area inside the city limits, is rotting away fast. And to some degree this is normal, but what isn't normal is to act like you can't see it. Or worse yet, do nothing about it except take wild swings in the air about it, i.e. blowing a wad of money on a ragged bridge hoping someone other than a few will care.
What is the most significant thing done lately?? We banned fake pot. Wow!!! That was the main problem and we've fixed it. Whew, that was close.

Mayor Smith isn't going to clean up squat. Neither is the sitting Council. Nor will the next bunch you put in office as you keep fishing from the goober pond. It is a regional natural resource.


Article Comment blaine1 commented at 8/12/2010 8:52:00 AM:

I wonder who will be the next mayor in columbus?


Article Comment doj commented at 8/12/2010 9:07:00 AM:

blaine1 .. Probably one of those whose pictures appear in the police lineup every week.


Article Comment gogetum commented at 8/12/2010 3:36:00 PM:

Let me go out on a limb here and say it'll be Kabeer and his brother Kamal will be reelected as ward 5 alderman. Go ahead and laugh, just wait and see. Leroy wants to be Mayor but he's afraid he might loose his soft gravy train position in the supe kitchen.


Article Comment doj commented at 8/12/2010 4:42:00 PM:

gogetum.. You won't get any argument from me!! I recall seeing both Kabeer and Kamal's pictures in the police lineup.


Article Comment john11 commented at 8/13/2010 2:14:00 AM:

Funny, it was a drive by the other day, now its a walk by?


Article Comment sharp nasal kent commented at 8/13/2010 7:10:00 AM:

Okay, Roscoe. You're not racist - you just believe the "vast majority of them are asocial, except within the realm of their own kind."

I stand corrected.


Article Comment ckirby commented at 8/13/2010 8:07:00 AM:

8:00 this morning. Police call. 6 to 8 kids tearing down stop signs on Summerhaven in east Columbus. 8:04 this morning. Police officer calls for camera to photograph evidence on Gaylane in east Columbus.


Article Comment gogetum commented at 8/13/2010 8:24:00 AM:

Let me correct you a little more, Kent. When a liberal starts pointing fingers at someone, you can rest assured that he or she is guilty of the exact thing in question. All the name calling and making things personal is a natural sense of all liberals so go ahead with the put downs, we all know it's just a way for you to belittle others while revealing your own true character. When all else fails, cry racism, right? You make it sound that racism exist only between blacks and whites. FYI- One out of every 6 babies born in the US are from ILLEGAL IMMAGRANT parents from south of the border!! Your tax dollar is paying the bill too!!


Article Comment sharp nasal kent commented at 8/13/2010 8:45:00 AM:

When all else fails, cry racism, right?

Gogetum, if a black person said that the vast majority of white people are asocial, except within the realm of their own kind, and that white people trash and destroy everywhere they step, would you call that black person a racist?


Article Comment ckirby commented at 8/13/2010 8:49:00 AM:

Where have you been. Blacks are already saying it. So back to you. Are they racists?


Article Comment sharp nasal kent commented at 8/13/2010 8:51:00 AM:

Are they racists?

Yes. Just like Roscoe.


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 8/13/2010 9:09:00 AM:

Kent, I believe they would call them NAACP members who watch BET while thumbing trough an issue of Jet.

Kent, do you ever listen to the local radio station? You want to find yourself some racist, try there.

And you should stand corrected. You are wrong which is something you're probably accustomed to by now, right?

Hey John 11: the walk-by is the more economical version of the drive-by and it's eco-friendly too!!


Article Comment sharp nasal kent commented at 8/13/2010 9:22:00 AM:

And you should stand corrected. You are wrong which is something you're probably accustomed to by now, right?

I wasn't wrong. I just pointed out that you are not the only racist on the planet, Roscoe. Why can't you just own up to who you are?


Article Comment roscoe p. coltrain commented at 8/14/2010 6:06:00 AM:

Uh, that should read "on (not own Einstein) up to who YOU think I am."

Oh, you're wrong, you're just too stupid to know it. I think I'm done with you Kent. You're a waste of food and fresh air.


Article Comment sharp nasal kent commented at 8/14/2010 8:36:00 AM:

Uh, that should read "on (not own Einstein) up to who YOU think I am."

The phrase is "own up to" something, not "on up to" it.


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