EAST LIVERPOOL - A 25-year-old Columbus man who spent time in prison for another shooting has been named as the suspect in a Wednesday night shooting that sent one man to a Pittsburgh hospital.
A warrant for felonious assault was issued Thursday by city police against Christian Radcliff, also known as "Money," who police say shot a 22-year-old city man in the torso.
Police have declined to identify the victim, who was initially taken by private vehicle after the shooting to East Liverpool City Hospital then airlifted to Pittsburgh.
According to information provided Thursday by the police, officers stopped a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday night and found the victim inside. They said he told them where the shooting had occurred and who shot him.
The victim said he had been involved in a verbal argument with a group of men on the porch of 1243 Pennsylvania Ave., and one of the men came from the house, ran into the street and shot him.
While officers attempted to locate Radcliff Wednesday night, searching private homes and other areas of the East End, they were unsuccessful in locating him.
Initial reports indicated the suspect had fled toward Lisbon in a vehicle, and officers from the sheriff's department, Lisbon Police Department and state patrol converged on an apartment in Lisbon, but Radcliff was not found inside, prompting the search of the East End.
Radcliff is described as a light skinned black man, 5-foot, 7-inches tall and weighing 145 pounds. He has tattoos across his hands reading "blood money" and one of stacked bricks on his neck with wording across them.
Police said Radcliff was recently released from prison for a 2008 conviction on carrying a concealed weapon and complicity, amended from improper discharge of a firearm at or into a habitation, stemming from an incident in the city. Radcliff was accused of shooting into an occupied home on St. George Street in that previous incident.