posted on Mar, 15 2004 @ 06:33 PM
Officials have named Charles A. McCoy Jr, age 28, as the prime suspect in twenty four Ohio highway shootings. He's still on the loose and is
considered armed and extremely dangerous. McCoy has a history of mental illness and is not on his medication.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Charles A. McCoy Jr., 28, should be considered armed and dangerous. Investigators did not provide a
McCoy is 5'8" and 185lbs with dark hair and brown-green eyes. He drives a dark green 1999 Chevy Metro with Ohio license plate CGV7387. A warrant
has been issued for his arrest.
For a photo of McCoy, click here
Police were tipped off by a relative of McCoy's that he may be the shooter. His father removed four guns from the suspect's possession on the 11th
and subsequently turned the guns over to police. One of the guns, a 9mm Baretta pistol, has been ballistically linked to at least nine of the
Just hours before police named him as their prime suspect, McCoy's mother filed a missing person report on her son. She last saw him on March 12th
when he left after getting upset about the family's upcoming move. McCoy reportedly withdrew $600 from his bank account when he left.
Officials have linked 24 shootings in Ohio since 5/10/03. Targets included schools, homes, and vehicles, with one person killed. Gail Kinsley died
when a bullet entered the car and hit her in the passenger seat. All shootings occured in or near Columbus.
Timeline of Shootings
Related ATSNN.com Stories:
Columbus Sniper Shootings Now at 20
Related ATS Discussion:
Copycat of DC Snipers?
[Edited on 17-3-2004 by Banshee]