Men plead guilty to live-streaming their plot to shoot up Columbus neighborhood

Damon Rosmond and Yusuf Conteh

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Two Columbus men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to recording themselves on the video streaming app Periscope as they planned to fire an AR-15 in their neighborhood.

Both Yusuf Suliman Conteh, 21, and Damon Andrew Rosmond, 21, pleaded guilty to furnishing a firearm to a minor, inducing panic, improper handling of a firearm, and tampering with evidence.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien the men also handed the loaded gun to a toddler while they were live streaming.

O’Brien says on February 16, the two men were at a home on Wainwright Avenue when they began to broadcast live over Periscope. They said that if they got 100 views, they would take the rifle outside and empty the clip in the neighborhood.

After the views exceeded 100, the two men left the residence and began driving. A citizen in another state was watching the live-stream and contacted authorities.

Conteh and Rosmond will be sentenced on Nov. 9. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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