Man charged with shooting at two separate families in Linden

Lawrence P. Russell Jr.
Lawrence P. Russell Jr.

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–A man has been arrested and charged with felonious assault after allegedly firing a gun at several people, including a baby and a 5-year-old.

The suspect, Lawrence Russell, allegedly fired at two separate groups of people on Tuesday.

Police say they talked to a man and a woman on E. 26th. Ave. who said an unknown man approached them and fired several gunshots at them around 3:30 p.m.

The victims said the man fired gunshots at them while they were loading their 5-day-old baby in the car. They were not injured.

Police also encountered another couple said a man fired gunshots at them as they were traveling on Ontario Street at East 25th Avenue, striking a man in the backside and hitting the vehicle twice. A 5-year-old boy was in the car.

Police apprehended Lawrence P. Russell Jr., 22, later that afternoon. He was arrested and charged with six counts of felonious assault.


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