A Columbus man escapes a bullet while at a stop sign

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police tell News Leader 9, the shooting happened as 22-year-old Kawion Thrasher tried to get away from two men at 23rd Avenue and Alford Street around1:15 Friday morning.

According to Lieutenant Warren Dunlap, the men told Thrasher not to move as he sat at the stop sign inside his vehicle, a 2006 ford fusion.  

Moments later, the victim reportedly saw one of the men reaching into his pocket. The driver then drove off and the men opened fire.

Thrasher called police when from another location.  Upon arrival to the scene, officers say they did not locate any projectiles, but did see several males who took off running once they recognized police.  Officers also added they noticed what appeared to be a gunshot hole in the rear of the car.

Thrasher could only provide a brief description of one of the men. He describes him as a black male, approximately 5'-10'' tall, with a white T-shirt. 

Thrasher was not injured and no arrests have been made.

If you have any information about this crime, call Columbus police at 706-653-3400.

©2010 WTVM. All rights reserved.