Reward Offered In Shooting That Paralyzed Woman


Crime Stoppers announced Sunday that it is offering a reward of up to $2,000 in hopes of finding the person who shot a woman while she was driving a car.

The shooting occurred shortly before midnight on May 27 at Atcheson and Trevitt streets on the east side.

According to police, Alexandria Reese was driving her gold Chevy Cavalier, along with a friend, when she got lost and started to turn around.

SLIDESHOW:  Images From Scene

As Reese drove through the intersection, the pair heard what they thought were fireworks, or perhaps bottle rockets.  It turned out the noise came from gunshots.

Reese, 25, was shot once in the neck, which instantly paralyzed her from the neck down, causing her to lose control of her vehicle and crash into a parked car, police said.

Investigators determined that the people who were involved in the shooting were targeting a group across the street.  They said Reese happened to drive into the line of fire and was shot.

The reward is offered for information received by June 16 that leads to the shooter's arrest or indictment.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 or visit their Web site to e-mail a tip.  Text tips can be sent to "274637" with key word "CMH."

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