Friday, January 23, 2009

Sad, not wacky. Woman shot dead while talking to 911

Kathy Bryant was reporting a disturbance to a 911 operator in Columbus, Ohio when she was shot to death on her apartment building's front step on January 18. "While she was still on the phone with the 911 operator, shots were fired, which could be heard during the 911 call," homicide detective Pat Dorn said.

Bryant lived alone at the north end of the building near the entrance. Bullet casings were found in the parking lot about 20 yards from the door. Neighbors said they heard four or five shots.
"Five to 10 minutes later, the police were showing up," said Joseph James. Gail Cheeseman, who lives on the third floor of the building, went out into the hall when she heard the shots. She looked out a window and saw Bryant lying face-down on the concrete near the building door.

The neighborhood has several apartment complexes and it's an area where police are sent frequently. (info from Columbus Dispatch)

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