Bond set for Columbus man accused of shooting wife, teenage daughter

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A judge has set a $300,000 bond for a Columbus man accused of shooting his wife and teenage daughter.

Kevin Cosby, 41, was arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court Monday morning on two counts of felonious assault. Cosby is accused of shooting his 35-year-old wife and his 13-year-old daughter, who tried to intervene.

Cosby openly wept as a Columbus Police detective read the details of the case against him. He pleaded not guilty through his attorney.

Detective Ron Jacobs said a verbal confrontation between Cosby and his wife escalated and Cosby allegedly struck her in the head twice with a closed fist. His daughter picked up a baseball bat and tried to stop the assault. Police said Cosby punched her so hard she fell over into the television set. Jacobs said Cosby then retrieved a firearm and allegedly shot his wife in the abdomen and his daughter in the leg. 

Cosby eventually loaded both victims in his vehicle and was driving them to the hospital when police received a call from Cosby’s son. Police located Cosby’s vehicle on Ackerman Road at Kenny Road and performed a traffic stop. Police arrested Cosby and the two victims were taken to two different hospitals. 

Court records show Cosby works three jobs: one as a COTA bus driver, another at a warehouse and he also runs his own business.

Cosby’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 18.

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