One Person Killed In Southwest Columbus Double Shooting


UPDATED: Saturday April 27, 2013 6:35 PM

One person was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning in Franklin Township on the southwest side of Columbus.

The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. at the Phil & Young’s Tavern on Harrisburg Pike.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Timothy Copley got into an argument in the bar which led to the shooting.

Witnesses said Copley, 39, returned a short time later with a handgun and started shooting from the doorway of the bar.

People inside the bar told 10TV News that Eric Stamper tried to protect people nearby with a chair.

"The end result was Eric ended up saving a lot of poeple that were in there last night," Lynda Fisher said.

Stamper was shot in the upper body. Medics rushed him to Mt. Carmel West Hospital.

The 42 year old was pronounced dead a short time later.

A second victim, 46-year-old Nancy Leonard, was taken to Grant Medical Center.

She was expected to survive.

Witnesses at the bar identified Copley as the gunman.

Other patrons inside the bar chased Copley to Big Tree Drive and Harrisburg Pike and held him until deputies and township police arrived.

Copley was charged with aggravated murder and felonious assault. He was expected to be arraigned on Monday.

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