Two arrested after shots fired call

Two people were arrested on narcotics charges after Columbus Police officers were sent to the east side of Columbus on a report of shots being fired near McKinley Avenue and Smith Street.

Officers were sent to the area at 2:45 p.m. about a disturbance and then were told there had been shots fired during the disturbance, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

A short time later, officers did a high risk traffic stop of a vehicle that was seen leaving the area where the disturbance occurred, Harris said. Three occupants in the vehicle, Adrian S. Baker, 35, Brownstown, Victoria L. Smith, 18, Seymour and a 15-year-old juvenile were taken into custody, Harris said.

Adrian S. Baker
Adrian S. Baker
Victoria Smith
Victoria Smith

Baker told officers he had been shot but paramedics could not find any gunshot wounds on him, Harris said.

Officers recovered a BB gun from the vehicle and located a small amount of methamphetamine that Baker and Smith had concealed in their clothing, Harris said.

Baker and Smith were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine for each of them, Harris said. The juvenile was released to her parents, Harris said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.