Columbus police seek Travis Dashawn Porter for 'house party' shooting that wounded two, one seriously

tchitwood@ledger-enqurier.comAugust 3, 2013 

Travis Porter

Columbus police are on the hunt for 31-year-old Travis Dashawn Porter, wanted for aggravated assault in an early morning shooting that wounded two people at a "house party" on Garden Drive.

Detectives have identified Porter as the disgruntled guest who fired into a crowd of people after he was ejected from the event. They said he was armed with an assault rifle.

Carl Jackson, 31, sustained a gunshot wound to his upper chest and was sent to an Atlanta hospital for more intense treatment of his wound, police said. Lena Williams, 32, had gunshot wounds to both legs, but her injuries were not as severe, detectives said.

The “house party,” a celebration where people crowd into a private residence, was at 2609 Garden Drive, police said. Investigators said the hosts were searching guests who came in, and a fight started when Porter refused to be searched and was ejected.

He apparently went to his vehicle to retrieve a weapon, then fired at the guests. Police were called to the shooting about 3:30 a.m.

Police described Porter as black, 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, with three tattoos: "South Side Lil Travis" and "Who Can I Trust" on his back, and "Hot" on his right arm.

Detectives said other charges related to the house party may follow.

Garden Drive is south of Andrews Road, about two blocks east of where it intersects with Brown Avenue and Cusseta Road.

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