Sandusky police respond to shooting

(UPDATED 2:50 p.m.) Area police are still looking for the suspect in a shooting Wednesday night at a car wash in the 500 block of Perkins Avenue. (Click here for 911 call)
Sandusky Register Staff
Jan 17, 2013

Sandusky police responded to a counseling center at Hayes Avenue and Pierce Street on Wednesday night for a shooting incident.

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One person was seen being loaded onto a stretcher and placed in an ambulance. Police are taping off a section of parking lot near a gray sedan parked near the center.

(Updated 6:56 p.m.) Police believe the initial shooting occurred in the 500 block of West Perkins Avenue and the victim somehow made it to Hayes Avenue and Pierce Street. The gray sedan is a Mercury Grand Marquis. Police removed a German shepherd from the vehicle.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police say. His condition and identity remain unknown.

(Updated 7:25 p.m.) Police are looking for two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting, a woman, Katie Wilson, and an unidentified light-skinned black man who is the suspected shooter. They are driving a red Chevy Monte Carlo.

Police said the man is armed with a revolver and should be considered dangerous. 

Anyone who sees the vehicle or suspects should not approach them and should call 911 or Sandusky police (419-627-5863) immediately.

(Updated 7:38 p.m.) Police say the victim — still unidentified — suffered at minimum a gunshot wound to the chest. He is being transported by medical helicopter to a hospital in Toledo.

(Updated 7:46 p.m.) Police now say they're also searching for a black Cadillac that may be involved.

(Updated 8:09 p.m.) Police say the Grand Marquis belonged to the victim. Officers found evidence of a shot fired into the vehicle.

(Updated 8:51 p.m.) Police say the victim suffered three gunshot wounds, at least one to the chest. His condition is still unknown. Police believe the victim was shot while in a bay of the self-service car wash between Grant Street and West Perkins Avenue in the 500 block of Perkins Avenue behind the closed Big O's bar.

(Updated 12:20 a.m.) The shooting victim is Bartt Carruthers, 49, of Sandusky. He is at a Toledo hospital, but his medical condition is not immediately available. Police have also arrested Katie Wilson, 25, of Sandusky. She was arrested on a warrant, as were two other people — Theresa Purcell, 26, of Sandusky, and Desmond Scott, 43, of Sandusky. The suspected shooter remains at large, Sandusky police detectives said.

Wilson told police she does not know the shooter's identity. Detectives said the shooting is likely the result of a drug deal gone bad.     

(Updated 10:50 a.m.) Police said the suspected shooter has still not been captured. Officers are speaking with witnesses this morning to obtain additional information. Bartt Carruthers, who is at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, is alive but his condition remains unknown.

(Updated 2:51 p.m.) Police say the shooting victim, Bartt Carruthers, is recovering at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. He has been stabilized and police investigators are on their way to the hospital to talk to him about Wednesday night's shooting.

Police are still looking for a red Monte Carlo in connection with the incident. Police say they have a "person of interest" and are actively looking for him, though they declined to provide more information about the person's identity.

Police are also interviewing Katie Wilson, who was arrested on unrelated warrants Wednesday night after the incident. Police say she has not provided information about the suspected shooter.

Pick up Thursday's Register for more on this story and check back for information as it becomes available.

Comments

patches

just saying to watch over are police officer .didnt want to make everyone mad ,just so much shoting now days .

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The tt

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

Good 2 B Me

Oh yeah! You have me terrified!

Why are you not correcting the grammar in her statement?

onegirlarmy

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

onegirlarmy

haaaa!!

shucks

@ Good 2 B Me
No , it's not good to be you.

Good 2 B Me

I love being me! I am much more comfortable being me than any of you might be in being yourselves. I am at least honest. I call it like I see it instead of being a sheep.

shucks

nobody cares

Good 2 B Me

Obviously you do or you would not keep coming back looking to argue somethig so pointless!

shucks

You're right, I've let myself to be suckered by a troll...that being you.

Good 2 B Me

Not a troll. Someone that has a good point of view, which differs from yours. So, you see it fit to attack me!

shucks

How about those drones?
Are they still flying over your head?

KnuckleDragger

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

onegirlarmy

lol...right!!

onegirlarmy

hahaaa...too funny!!!remove all the comments you want....people dont forget!!!

patches

i will not post no more on here.

Dont Worry Be Happy

Patches don't let people get to you on these blogs you have every right to say what you feel.

heaven-leigh

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cockynurse

While reviewing your multiple posts, I have found several errors in your spelling and punctuation. Please be thoughtful in your responses to others.

asweetnessabove

Completely agree cocky nurse!

@Heaven-Leigh... Next time just be positive. This wasn't about her grammar, but her lovely way of showing she cared and has a heart. Next time show your heart and wait for a different post and tell her about her spelling, or not since I have seen grammar errors in your other posts as well. No one is perfect and some people just don't have the greatest ability at spelling. My mother went all the way through school and can't spell or use proper grammar to save her life. Oh well, it happens!

KnuckleDragger

Other posts? Heaven-Leigh has punctuation errors in her current post. LOL. Way to bash someone about spelling, punctuation, and grammar, then do it by posting a paragraph riddled in the same problems.

asweetnessabove

Ok, so, I was not bashing about her post. Apparently I dot read the current post correctly. So sue me.

heaven-leigh

True. I sincerely apologize to anyone that I may have offended.

Lil DAB

Patches, don't let someone run you off. Your prayers certainly are appreciated and welcome by more of us than not. Keep praying for ALL our emergency responders whose lives are in danger at any moment by horrible choices made by these despicable people!

asweetnessabove

Do not let small minded people make you feel bad because you have faith in Jesus, God and his choices. You are too precious for that and have a lot of support from fellow religious people.

candleburner

I had gone thru the intersection shortly before then and the only problem that there seemed to be was an accident further up Perkins Ave at Perkins and Milan Rd. I'm not really shocked to see that this happened in that area but at the same time I am shocked that something was going on in two totally different areas at approximately the same time and didn't really see anything.

devilsadvocate

Is that the car wash across from Sandusky High's tennis courts?

Kasey

Yes

gbi

"that area" is a quiet residential area with elderly people that have lived there for many years. Why do people insist on injecting uneducated opinions? Also to Good 2 Be Me, perhaps if more people entertained the idea of a higher power protecting people rather than not giving 2 rats a$$es about human lives, all this violence would stop. I used to like people. Then people ruined it. -_-

heaven-leigh

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