COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A man was hit in the head and shot three times after someone stole his phone while playing Pokemon Go in a a North Linden neighborhood park.
According to Columbus police, it happened Tuesday night around 9:40 in Linden Park.
Investigators said Gregory Wheeler and Samantha Haub were playing Pokemon Go near the park when a juvenile rode his bike up to the pair and asked to use their phone to call his mother. Police said the juvenile then fled with the phone.
When Wheeler attempted to run and get his phone, police said he was hit in the head by another person, then shot three times as he tried to run away.
Police arrested a 14-year-old boy about two hours later and recovered a handgun. Police said the boy admitted to shooting Wheeler.
Investigators say they are looking for a second suspect.