Police: Shots fired during downtown Columbus fight

Christopher L. Williams. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

A Columbus man is being accused of firing shots during a fight in downtown Columbus Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon, when police received reports that a gun was fired during a fight near 9th and California streets. Columbus police found that a parked vehicle had been hit by the gunfire.

Police found 25-year-old Christopher L. Williams running from the area and saw him drop a bag near a tree in the 1400 block of Sycamore Street. The bag allegedly contained a 9 mm handgun, ammo and personal items belonging to Williams.

He was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.