Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

A man identified to be a driver of a pick-up truck has surrendered to authorities in Ohio on Saturday after allegedly opening fire during a pro-Trump car parade near Columbus.

The Columbus Dispatch reported two drivers were involved in some kind of altercation prior to the gunfire; however, police in Hilliard, Franklin County, identified the main suspect as Todd Crawford, 58, of Homer.

Crawford was charged with discharge of a firearm on or near premises, a third-degree felony, according to a local news report.

Officers responded around 10:40 a.m. to a call of shots fired on Interstate-270 but were uncertain whether the shooting was related to the pro-Trump parade, Hilliard Police spokeswoman Officer Andrea Litchfield said.

“That is something we are absolutely looking into,” she said on Saturday.

Report says police investigation later determined that the suspect fired a single shot from a 45-caliber pistol from his pick-up truck into the cab of a semi-truck with an attached trailer.

Crawford surrendered a few hours after the incident and was booked into the Franklin County jail, the station reported.

Subsequent investigations said Crawford was a participant in the parade, which was traveling along a stretch of the interstate at the time.

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