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Armed robbery victim struck in jaw

A Columbus man was struck in the jaw during a Sunday armed robbery at a basketball court.

Markiste Gillespie, 28, told police he was at the Eighth Street court around 9:30 p.m. when a black male, 16-18 years old, standing 5-foot-9 and weighing 185 pounds, approached him with a pistol. The suspect pointed the gun at Gillespie and hit him with his elbow as he took his cell phone, police said.

He then sped away in a black or dark blue Pontiac Grand Am.

Gillespie flagged an officer down around 10:35 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Buena Vista Road.

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