Suspect faces felony charges in incident

Staff Reports

A weekend argument at a midtown Columbus residence led to two men being shot, and a Columbus man was arrested later on two felony charges, police said.

The gunfire was reported in a 911 call at 4:03 p.m. Saturday.

Shots were fired both indoors and outdoors at 1212 Pearl St., located in a residential area northeast of downtown, said Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department.

The shooting victims were identified as Tyler L. Lucas, 24, of Columbus and Cody J. Spencer, 19, of Franklin.

Both men were transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and are expected to recover from their injuries, Harris said Sunday afternoon.

Their actual conditions were not immediately available from the hospital.

Police arrested Kyle K. Husbands, 28, of Columbus in connection with the shooting.

Husbands was apprehended Saturday night in the 2400 block of Charleston Place, just east of Taylor Road and 25th Street, by Columbus Police officers with the assistance of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department deputies and officers from the Indiana State Police, Harris said.

The suspect was booked into the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of aggravated battery and battery with a firearm causing serious bodily injury with a previous conviction, both of which are considered Level 3 felonies, the spokesman said.

Harris said the Bartholomew County prosecutor’s office will review the case this week to consider what criminal charges, if any, are filed against Husbands.

The two-story, three-bedroom single-family residence where the shootings took place is owned by Dale E. Doup, according to Bartholomew County property records. The property owner’s address was listed on those same records as East County Road 550N.

The property where the shooting occurred is one block west of the R.L. Johnson Early Education Center, 1209 Sycamore St., home of the Busy Bees Academy where preschool classes are held.

The incident remains under investigation by the Columbus Police Department’s detectives division.