COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 14-year-old boy was shot by a Meals on Wheels driver who the teen is accused of helping rob at gunpoint in South Linden on Friday, according to Columbus police.
Police said at around 11:10 a.m. in the 1200 block of East 18th Avenue, the armed 14-year-old and a second suspect who is believed to be 15 years old, walked up to the driver.
Police said the 14-year-old pointed a gun at the driver, who is a 75-year-old retired police officer, and demanded he get out of his car.
The second suspect took the man's cellphone and wallet, police said.
Police said the driver, who has a CCW license, then pulled out a gun as did the 14-year-old.
The man shot the teen, who was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Police described his condition as stable.
The second suspect ran from the scene.
Police said the Meals on Wheels driver will not be charged. The 14-year-old is charged with aggravated robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4665 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.