Marissa Jones, 33, was shot last week during an attempted robbery in the South Linden neighborhood.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Marissa Jones, 33, is paralyzed from the neck down after being shot. south linden petrol station Last week’s attempted robbery.
Jones was on a date last Wednesday when police said he stopped at the Sunoko gas station on Cleveland Avenue. Columbus Police Detective Jeremy Niederkohl said a group of three suspects surrounded their vehicle.
As Jones attempted to close the passenger side door, one of the suspects ran into the car and demanded her belongings. Shortly thereafter, a bullet was fired, striking Jones.
Marissa’s mother, Yvonne Jones, was working in Cleveland when police called her to give her the news of what had happened to her daughter.
“It was really shocking to see my daughter so active,” Yvonne said. was.”
Marissa’s older sister, Alecia Osley, described Marissa as one of the kindest and sweetest people she knew.
“She loves her music, she loves her quiet time, she loves being home alone,” said Alecia Osley, Jones’ sister.[now], she remembers nothing. I don’t even remember her limbs not moving.
Detective Niederkohr said both 20-year-old Jawara Scott and the boy were in custody. Police are searching for his three other people, who are believed to be involved in the attempted robbery.
All five have been charged with assault, with more charges expected.
Niederkohr said the group’s behavior before the attempted robbery made him believe the suspect had committed similar crimes in the past.
“I think this is a crime of opportunity,” said Niederkohl. It wasn’t the first time, I believe, and they knew exactly what they were doing.”
Detectives said the response from the public was significant, and estimated that the department had received dozens of hints about the incident.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.
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