An irate Williams, apparently shot 23-year-old Daneshia Elmore because of a fight over a man in Easton Town Center, according to police. The victim was hospitalized in stable condition with a chest wound after being shot by Williams, police said.
According to Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan,Williams and the victim had ‘bad blood’ between them, apparently over a fight about a man, before they had an unexpected encounter at the PINK store in Easton Town Center, Quinlan told The Columbus Dispatch.
Crime scene: Williams shot Elmore in an upstairs room inside the Victoria’s Secret Pink store on Thursday
It took authorities two minutes to respond to the scene once they received the call. There they found Elmore, bleeding from the chest, who told them she was shot during a physical altercation with Williams.
The shooting occurred in an upstairs room of the store shortly after 2.00pm Eastern at the popular shopping area, which prohibits firearms. The victim had a single gunshot wound to the upper chest and was rushed to Grant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, sources said.
Several witnesses identified Williams as the shooter and she was apprehended within minutes of the attack. Williams, herself, admitted to police, ‘I shot her,’ as they approached to take her into custody, according to an affidavit filed Thursday in Franklin County Municipal Court.
It is not yet known whether she had a permit to carry the firearm used in the shooting.
Williams appeared was being held on a charge of felonious assault in the Franklin County Jail. She appeared in court Friday morning.
Her next court appearance has been scheduled for April 7 at 9.00am Eastern.