Don’t Mess with Grandma You Will Get Shot

October 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

The 70-year-old woman who shot a would-be robber at a North Side motel last night is attending the All-American Quarter Horse Congress today and feels sick about the shooting, according to her son.

Columbus police say the shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. at the Continent Inn, 6225 Zumstein Dr., located at The Continent shopping center, off Rt. 161 near I-71.

Sgt. Eric Pilya of the homicide squad said the woman was in a motel room with four or five others and they’d cracked open the door to get fresh air. Pilya said a man barged into the room, demanding money from those inside.

Police said the woman, from southern Ohio, grabbed a gun that she had in the room and shot Wayne Winston, 25, of Columbus, who staggered into the parking lot of the motel and died.

Police have not released the name of the woman who shot Winston. Her son, who spoke this morning on the condition that his name and his mom’s name not be used, said his mother is torn up about the shooting and has felt sick since it occurred.

No charges had been filed. Pilya said it’s likely that the case will be presented to a Franklin County grand jury to see whether the woman should be charged.

Meena Patel, a clerk at the Continent Inn, said the shooting occurred in Room 111, which was booked to a man and woman. The woman has since moved to another room in the motel. Her son said she has a concealed carry permit. Via John Futty THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH



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