Police: Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In
Columbus police say a man who they believe fired shots outside an elementary school that injured two people has turned himself in.
Arthur Valentine Jr., 48, was taken into custody Friday afternoon by police officers in the area of Mt. Vernon Avenue and North 20th Street.
Valentine was charged with felonious assault.
Officers said further investigation revealed Valentine was the shooter in the Thursday incident near Liberty Elementary School.
Police were searching for a 30-year-old man in connection with the crime, but said as part of the new details in the case, charges against Arthur Woolfork were dropped.
A spokesperson with Columbus City Schools says students at Liberty Elementary School were not injured or involved in the shooting, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in southeast Columbus.
The incident caused the school to go on lockdown and many parents to panic, while details of the shooting were still unfolding.
According to the arrest warrants, as well as information from detectives, the shooting that injured 20-year-old Tywan Stewart and 14-year-old Gregory Glaves Junior, began after a heated argument over a stolen cell phone.
Both shooting victims are expected to recover. The 20-year-old was shot in the foot and the 14-year-old was hit in the leg.
Extra police presence was seen around the school on Friday in the wake of the double shooting.