Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Sniper ID'd but Not Caught
Police on Monday >identified a suspect in the two dozen random, sniper-style attacks along central Ohio highways and asked for the public's help in apprehending him.

The suspect, Charles McCoy, Jr., was described as white, 28 years old, and the owner of a dark green Chevrolet Geo Metro with a black hood, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said.

The car, with Ohio license plate number CGV 7387, matches the description of a vehicle spotted by witnesses parked on highway overpasses, where the sniper is thought to have fired shots at passing cars.

'I don't know if he's still local (in the area). What I'm saying is, we have no reason to believe he has left the area,' Chief Deputy Steve Martin told reporters.

Martin would not say how investigators identified McCoy as a suspect, but said he should be considered 'armed and dangerous,' adding police believed he recently purchased another gun.

'The key issue for us is to locate this guy. When we do, we'll tell you more,' he said.
I guess this is the America's Most Wanted strategy for catching the guy -hope it works.


Post a Comment

<< Home