Man arrested and charged after woman shot in arm

Person shot in Portsmouth neighborhood
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 6:41 PM EDT
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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) - UPDATE: 7/23/22: The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Carissa Blanton. She was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound to the arm and has since been released.

The suspect has been identified as 42-year-old Dontae Davon Owens of Columbus, Ohio. He’s been arrested and charged with felonious assault. He’s been booked into Scioto County Jail.

Owens has been arrested and charged with felonious assault after a woman was shot in the arm...
Owens has been arrested and charged with felonious assault after a woman was shot in the arm Friday evening in Portsmouth.(Scioto County Jail)

ORIGINAL 7/22/22: A shooting Friday afternoon sent a person to the hospital in Portsmouth, city police Chief Debby Brewer said.

The shooting was reported around 3:30 p.m. along Mabert Road.

The victim was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC). Their condition is unknown at this time.

According to the chief, detectives are on scene investigating.

Neighbors we spoke with were understandably concerned, with one saying the shot sounded like it came from a shotgun and seemed “closer than it was.”

Jennifer Tackett told us she has lived in the neighborhood a few years and worries about her family anytime something like this happens.

“Definitely with the caution tape and the road and alley blocked off, I knew there was something serious going on,” Tackett said.

Other details about the shooting are unavailable now. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest.

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