A woman was hospitalized after being shot on the city's east side Tuesday
According to Columbus police, officers responded to the area of South
Waverly and East Main streets on the report of a shooting at about 4:07 p.m.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a 50-year-old Brenda Jones in an
alley with multiple gunshot wounds.
Detective say Jones was shot in the upper right arm. The bullet traveled
through her arm and into her Trapezius muscle and exited out of her back. She
was transported to Grant Medical Center in critical condition, where she was
According to a report, a witness reported seeing the suspect, Ja'waun McCrae,
17, and a second unknown male shoot Jones.
McCrae was taken into custody a short time later. He has been charged with
felonious assault, according to police.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Columbus
police at 614-645-4545.