A 70-year-old woman who is staying in town for the All-American Quarter Horse Congress shot and killed a would-be robber tonight at a North Side motel, police said.
The shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. at The Continent Inn, according to Columbus police Sgt. Isaac Bridges. The motel, at 6225 Zumstein Dr., is located at The Continent complex, off Rt. 161 near I-71.
Sgt. Eric Pilya, of the homicide squad, said the woman was in a motel room with four or five others and they’d cracked the door open to get fresh air.
Pilya said a man barged into the room, demanding money from those inside.
The woman grabbed a gun that she had in the room and shot the man, who staggered into the parking lot of the motel and died. His name wasn’t released, pending notification of family.