Originally set for today, the case involving a shooting on 35th Street that endangered five people, including a baby, was continued.
Darius Johnson, 22, and Brandon Scott, 20, are now scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court Wednesday at 9 a.m. During the continued hearing, Brandon Scott, 19, will face aggravated assault while Johnson will face simple battery.
Columbus Police Officer Amanda Miller presented the facts before the judge ruled that the case be continued on a later date.
Miller said two officers were called to the intersection of 35th Street and 5th Avenue Sunday, March 8 in response to a reported armed person.
While investigating the area moments after the call, a woman approached police in a blue Hyundai to speak with them about a shooting and battery.
The woman told police that she was traveling in her father's green Crown Victoria with Johnson's 5-month-old baby, Johnson's ex-girlfriend and two other friends. The ex-girlfriend is also the child's mother, according to Miller.
The group was headed west on 35th Street when an older white Honda that allegedly belongs to Johnson slightly blocked their way, so they stopped, Miller said.
"She stated that suddenly Mr. Johnson jumped out of his car and started yelling at [his ex-girlfriend] and the occupants of the Crown Vic, threatening to beat [the ex-girlfriend] up," Miller said.
The testifying officer said that Scott came out of an unknown location, possibly the white Honda, and "also began saying things" to occupants of the car.
Johnson allegedly jumped on the hood of the car and began hitting his ex-girlfriend, the driver, in the face. She attempted to drive away, but Scott reportedly pulled a gun out of his waistband and fired toward the car one or two times, Miller said.
Then Johnson continued to strike his ex-girlfriend on the head while he was on the hood of the car, Miller added.
The battered woman was the only one injured as a result of the 35th Street incident.
Both suspects were arrested Wednesday.
Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle parked in the roadway at the intersection of Clinton Place and Belmont Street. Scott and Johnson were passengers in the vehicle.
A separate case involving the events that allegedly transpired after that traffic stop were heard in Recorder's Court Friday morning.
An officer told the court that Scott, a convicted felon, fled the scene on foot but was captured moments later. She said police found bullets in Scott's possession.
The testifying officer charged Scott with obstruction and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, but the weapon charge was dismissed.
Judge Michael Cielinski issued a $1,000 on the obstruction charge.