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Sale of hoverboard leads to shootout in park

Sale of hoverboard leads to shootout in park


MIKE: A NORTHEAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD IS ON HIGH ALERT, TONIGHT– AFTER A SHOOTING AND ROBBERY OVER THE WEEKEND. RESIDENTS SAY THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY’VE EXPERIENCED A CRIME LIKE THIS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD. NEW TONIGHT AT 6PM… NBC4’S TYLER CARTER EXPLAINS HOW AN ONLINE AD FOR A POPULAR CHILDREN’S TOY ENDS IN VIOLENCE. TYLER CARTER: “THE VICTIM, 28- YEAR-OLD CHARLES FITZHUGH THOUGHT HE WAS MEETING SOME PEOPLE HE MET ON FACEBOOK TO BUY A HOVER-BOARD IN THIS NORTHEAST COLUMBUS NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT THE EXCHANGE TURNED VIOLENT QUICK.” 18-YEAR-OLD FAITH MAIENZA APPEARED IN FRONT OF A FRANKLIN COUNTY JUDGE THIS MORNING FOR AGGRAVATED ROBBERY. ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS, MAIENZA LISTED A HOVER-BOARD FOR SALE ON FACEBOOK. INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WAS CONTACTED BY 28- YEAR-OLD CHARLES FITZHUGH. THE TWO PLANNED TO MET UP WITH MAIENZA’S FRIEND AT PARKRIDGE PARK TO FINALIZE THE SALE OF THE BOARD… BUT MAIENZA TOLD POLICE SHE HAD OTHER INTENTIONS. “MAIENZA ADMITTED SHE AND THE UNKNOWN MALE WERE NOT GOING TO OFFER ANY HOVER-BOARD SALE AND INTENDED TO ROB THE VICTIM.” INVESTIGATORS SAY MAIENZA’S FRIEND PULLED OUT A HANDGUN FITZHUGH TO HIS CAR… AND STOLE HIS CELL PHONE AND MONEY. WITNESSES SAY THERE WAS A SHOOT-OUT BETWEEN FITZHUGH AND THE SUSPECT. SOME OF THE BULLETS HIT NEARBY HOMES. FITZHUGH WAS SHOT IN THE STOMACH… THE OTHER MAN TOOK OFF. A WOMAN I SPOKE TO ASKED THAT WE NOT SHOW HER FACE TELLS ME SHE THOUGHT THE GUN SHOTS WERE FIRE WORKS. NEIGHBOR: “WHAT IS HAPPENING YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT IS A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD WE DON’T EXPECT THINGS LIKE THAT.” AUBREY SMITH BRINGS HER THREE CHILDREN TO PARKRIDGE PARK EVERYDAY, A PARK SHE SAYS IS SAFE. AUBREY SMITH: “WE’VE NEVER HAD AN ISSUE OUT HERE, NOT THAT I’VE SEEN. THERE MAYBE SOME RANDOM TEENAGE KIDS THAT WILL COME THROUGH AND BE TEENAGE KIDS BUT BESIDES THAT IT’S BEEN VERY NICE.” TYLER CARTER: “POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THAT SECOND SUSPECT DARSHONED ANTWON JACKSON. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL COLUMBUS POLICE. REPORTING IN COLUMBUS. TYLER CARTER, NBC4.” COLLEEN: RIGHT NOW A

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