Police searching for second suspect in felonious assault

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Columbus police say one suspect is in custody, but they are still searching for a second suspect in a case of felonious assault.

According to the Columbus Police Department, at about 11:27 a.m., September 9, 19-year-old Chance Anthony Smith and 54-year-old Robert Earl Kegg (aka William Johnson) forced a man and his wife to first floor room of a residence in the 100 block of North Central Avenue.

Police said the suspects began to questions the victims about missing property, and when they refused to answer, the husband was shot with a shotgun.

Both suspects then fled from the scene in a black vehicle.

The victim was taken to Mount Carmel West hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his shoulder, but he was later stabilized. He is expected to recover from his wounds.

According to police Smith has been arrested, but they are still searching for Kegg.

Both suspects have been charged with felonious assault.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-645-8477.

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