Police ID Suspected Campus-Area Shooter


Police on Monday identified Ricardo Conley as the person who fired a shot inside the South Campus Gateway parking garage early Sunday.

Investigators were searching for Conley Monday evening, CrimeTracker 10's Angela An reported.

Police said that Conley was in an argument with Nevin Cousin Jr. as they were leaving the 11th Avenue garage and shot Cousin in the neck.

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Cousin is on life support, An reported.

In the past week, CrimeTracker 10 found 52 crimes in the neighborhood just off campus, including 13 assaults, four break-ins and one robbery.

Most of the assaults took place between midnight and 3 a.m.  One man told police he was robbed at 8:30 p.m., An reported.

South Campus Gateway management told 10TV that is has onsite security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Three security staff members worked the night of the shooting, along with four special duty Columbus police officers that Gateway hired.

CrimeTracker 10 learned that two of the special duty officers were inside the garage at the time of the shooting but were directing traffic because of the high amount of vehicles leaving the garage.

Surveillance cameras located inside the garage captured the shooting, An reported.

Half of the Gateway's 100 cameras are stationed inside the garage.

Gateway management said that it is now reviewing its garage operations policy to see how they can keep everyone safe after Sunday's shooting and another one in July that killed a man.

Detectives said that they were reviewing surveillance video from the garage for any new clues to the shooting.

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