Columbus police are working to identify the thief who shot at a victim who witnessed him break into a vehicle on Harco Drive, according to a report.
No one was harmed in the shooting, authorities said.
The offender was described as a black man between 22 and 24 years old with a slim build. Between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet tall, the thief was spotted in a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark hat, police said.
At 11:38 p.m. Wednesday, an officer was called to the 300 block of Harco Drive in reference to the vehicle break-in in the area, according to the report.
A 20-year-old man told the officer that he was walking out of his front door when he noticed an unfamiliar black man running through the yard. The thief opened the door of his 19-year-old neighbor's blue 1994 Toyota Camry and attempted to steal the stereo.
The man said he approached the thief and asked, "What are you doing?"
Then the attacker turned, brandished a firearm and shot one round in the air before exiting the vehicle. Next, the unidentified man walked away from the Toyota Camry and toward a gray 2004 Pontiac Grand Pix with a pink tag.
The 20-year-old resident followed the offender up until the thief turned towards him and fired a shot in his direction, according to the report.
Records indicate that the thief did successfully steal from vehicle, which was unlocked at the time.
The car owner said she rushed outside when she heard gunshots outside of her residence and found her neighbors near her car. They informed her of the events that had taken placed, and mentioned that multiple shots were fired at her 20-year-old neighbor.
In the report, the victim of the shooting only mentioned being shot at one once.