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Police: Columbus man wanted in 'accidental shooting' that wounded woman

Sarah Robinson

srobinson@ledger-enquirer.com

Roderick Latrell Moore
Roderick Latrell Moore

Columbus Police said they are searching for a man accused of accidentally shooting a woman Jan. 11 in the 5600 block of Buena Vista Road.

Roderick Moore of Columbus, the suspected shooter, is wanted on warrants for reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to police. 

Officers said they were called to the woman's residence Jan. 11 around 5:24 p.m. after the woman reported being shot in her bedroom by an unknown home invader who fled with property he stole from her vehicle.

She was transported to Columbus Midtown Medical Center to be treated for a gunshot to the stomach but has since been released, Columbus Police Maj. Slouchick said.

Further into the investigation, the woman told police that a guy she was dating was "messing" with his gun when he accidentally shot her in the stomach, according to police.

No further details about the events that led up to the shooting are available at this time.

— Sarah is a crime & safety reporter at The Ledger-Enquirer. You can contact her on Twitter at @SarahR_92.

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