July 7, 2014 10:21:16 AM
A Columbus man was shot in the head Sunday morning and investigators are searching for the assailant.
Quinton Hill, 31, was shot once in the face Sunday morning in the course of a robbery, according to Columbus Police Department Investigations Commander Brent Swan.
Hill was at his home at 2002 Fourth Ave. S. when he went to answer the door just before 2:30 a.m., Swan said. The assailant shot through the closed door, hitting Hill in the face, and pushed his way inside, Swan said. Swan did not know the exact location of the entrance or exit wound but said Hill was shot at point blank range.
A second male was sleeping on the couch in the living room of the home at the time of the incident. Once the shooter was inside the home, he approached the second male and demanded, "Give me all your money," the victim told investigators.
The gunman took the wallets of both victims and left with an undetermined amount of cash, Swan said. It is unknown if he left on foot or by vehicle.
The uninjured victim called 911. He told police he did not know the identity of the gunman but described him as a black male wearing a shirt or towel over his face.
Hill was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle via ambulance before being airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Swan said as of Sunday, Hill was listed in stable but critical condition. However, when contacted this morning, a UMMC employee said the hospital did not have a patient by the name of Quinton Hill.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the investigations department at 662-244-3552 or Golden Triangle Crimestoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.
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