Columbus police have arrested three men for their alleged roles in a March shooting that left a woman permanently blind.
Alrico Harris, 39, of Columbus, has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a woman in the head in North Columbus on March 17, according to Rick Jones, captain of investigations for Columbus Police Department. He said the woman was found at a motel in a different part of the city from where she’d been shot. Then she was sent to a hospital for treatment. The shooting left her permanently blind in both eyes, he said.
Also arrested were John Ivy, 57, and William Alex Morgan, 48, both of Columbus, who were charged with accessory after the fact. Morgan was also charged with aggravated assault in the incident.
Jones did not go into details about Ivy and Morgan’s roles in the shooting, but confirmed their charges stemmed from the same incident. Harris was the shooter, he said.
All three were arrested within the last two weeks.
The victim in the case has been released from the hospital and is undergoing therapy, Jones said.
Harris and Morgan are both in custody at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, according to jail records. Harris’ bond has been set at $400,000 and Morgan’s at $50,000. Ivy has been released from custody after posting $80,000 bond.