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

Julie R.

QUIET area .... not quite area.

4shizzle

Ha ha ha
The "pot" messed up again.

(As in: "the pot calling the kettle,black")

KnuckleDragger

LOL. Heaven is really showing her ignorance now. Her spelling and punctuation are on par with a 10 year old.

Katelih-Trailer...

It's much better than a Hole In The Wall motel on Venice Rd..Isn't it?

heaven-leigh

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heaven-leigh

Yes, apparently anything was better than that.

Kasey

The two hours next to it are owned by a middle-aged man and an elderly couple. The houses on the two adjacent corners are owned by elderly couples.
Public records search. It is a quiet area inhabited by the elderly. The car wash, however, is the problem in that neighborhood.
I believe you're thinking of the metro "temporary housing" around the corner of Perkins and Camp street. This is a couple blocks away.

MBR

How is the car wash the problem? The owner works 365 days a year to keep that business running and as safe as possible. It has a regular and friendly clientele. The residents even have a neighborhood watch program--several years ago they banded together to ensure that they would look out for each other and the area to the best of their abilities. Druggies (alleged) can find any place to do their business--it's unfortunate that these particular people chose this location, but crimes happen ALL OVER the city. I was held up at a pizza place in Perkins years ago. I didn't blame the business. It is almost always random and the best thing all of us can do is be aware of our surroundings. Other than that...things simply are going to happen, and some of them won't be pleasant. Fact of life.

Kasey

You're right - the owner does work hard. However, that doesn't mean the car wash itself is safe. I've heard that exact one come across the police scanner a couple times, especially when Big O's was still open. It's an area close enough to large roads and highways, yet secluded and quiet enough to misbehave without being in the open.
Also, while a neighborhood watch may be in effect, since this is an elderly neighborhood, I'd imagine many of these folks have dinner, take a shower, and get into bed early and thus are not watching out their windows for criminals at these times.

luvblues2

"...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. ..." That stuff has been tried since humans have had an "idea". It hasn't worked out so well.

Good 2 B Me

Totally! Millions and Millions of people have been murdered and killed in the name of Gods!

KnuckleDragger

As have they in the name of atheism and secularism (see Stalin).

lifetimeresident

@ The tt
That would be a hog roast and raffle going on over there. Take a walk over and buy a ticket.

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The tt

Is that sarcasm? I can't tell anymore when it comes to this city.

MBR

No way the shooting was random. We are best to be careful who we "hang" with/do business with.

heaven-leigh

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Katelih-Trailer...

YOU would know...

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).

MBR

"Car washes are a common place for drug deals."

Can you cite your source(s), please? I would LOVE to see the data on this.

heaven-leigh

I cannot site a source. This event was discussed in many conversations and people said that they themselves or knew of others who had these dealings in car washes.

lifetimeresident

Yes that was sarcasm. Dont go over there u might not make it home.

Katelih-Trailer...

1/16/2013 KATIE S. WILSON SANDUSKY DOB 11/03/1987 331 FULTON ST 2913.02 THEFT 2911.11 BURGLARY SANDUSKY OH

Looks like they found her..

heaven-leigh

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

Katelih-Trailer...

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

Katelih-Trailer...

Wow Heaven LLEH....You flagged me when you talked $hit first?

heaven-leigh

I apologize once again for anything I said that was rude or offensive.

heaven-leigh

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transplant

You don't know if there is a higher power or not? Who do you pray to for your son's safety?

THED0N

Charge Mrs. Katie Wilson with Attempted Murder and then ask her what she knows!

phroggy

So what's for dinner? Drug dealers killing drug addicts or vice versa. In all honesty, who really cares?

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