UPDATE: Columbus police have identified the suspect injured during an attempted armed robbery.
They say 28-year-old Michael Rolf was one of two men who tried to rob the Garden Fresh Market at Floyd Road Monday morning. Police say Rolf and another man were armed with a handgun and demanded money. That’s when the store owner and another person at the store became engaged in a struggle with the suspects, according to police. During that struggle, one of the suspects fired his gun several times.
As a result, the two people associated with the store as well as the suspect were injured. The wounded suspect was held until police arrive. The second suspect fled.
All 3 injured people were taken to Midtown Medical Center, where their conditions are unknown.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Robbery/Homicide Detectives at 706-653-3400 or Sergeant Harvey Hatcher directly at 706-225-4259.
PREVIOUS REPORTING: Columbus Police say three people were shot at a grocery store on Floyd Road Monday morning. Police say it happened around 11:30 a.m. at the Garden Fresh Market, otherwise known as the Floyd Rd. Convenience Store, near the intersection of Booth St. and Floyd Rd.
Maj. Gil Slouchick confirmed with News 3 that two people are responsible in the shooting, one of which was injured. He and two victims were rushed by ambulance to Midtown Medical Center. Police say one victim is in critical condition. One of the victims, the store’s owner, was shot in the hand according to family and witnesses. Police added that the ambulance carrying the victims crashed around 10th Ave. and 17th St., but that no one was injured in the accident.
Now, CPD is on the hunt for another person of interest in the shooting. Witnesses on the scene say two men, one of them standing about 5’7″, ran in opposite directions when police arrived.
Police are still looking to piece together evidence in the investigation, which they hope will lead to another arrest.
Stay with News 3 for more developments in this shooting.