Columbus, Ohio

From Columbus’ of August 13, 2007

Local Business Owner Assaulted Outside Home

The owner of an area nightclub was beaten and robbed early Monday morning on Columbus’ north side.

Witnesses said the victim, owner of the International Ballroom and Nightclub, was targeted outside of his Sinclair Road home at about 2:30 a.m., NBC 4’s David Wayne reported.

According to police, the incident was originally called in as a home invasion, but it turned out that someone was waiting outside the home of the victim.

Police said that when the victim arrived home two people were waiting. As he got out of his car, he was allegedly assaulted as the suspects demanded money.

“Two individuals were waiting in the shadows for him, as he exited his vehicle he was jumped and assaulted” Detective Art Hughes, of the Columbus Division of Police said. “A struggle ensued and the business owner was able to produce a weapon. There was a shot fired and, at this time, it appears nobody was hit.”

Police have not arrested any suspects involved in the case.


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