COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus woman has died nearly nine years after she was paralyzed in a shooting.
Alexandria ‘Alix’ Reese was shot in the neck on May 27, 2010. It happened while she was driving at the intersection of Atcheson Street and Trivette Avenue in Columbus.
Police say she drove into the crossfire as Drakkar Groce fired shots at a group of people across the street. A bullet severed her cervical spine and spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed from the neck down.
Groce was sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting Reese. A drug trafficking conviction brought his total sentence to 29 years.
The Franklin County Coroner’s Office confirmed Reese’s passing Tuesday.
Reese said she never wanted that incident to define her or make her sad, so each year she celebrated her ‘re-birthday’ on the anniversary of the shooting.