More than just a bad hair day for Columbus woman who robbed and shot another woman in restaurant parking lot

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COLUMBUS, OH – For Briana Soto, a bad hair day turned into a bad day after she shot another woman during an argument in a restaurant parking lot, sending the victim to the hospital in very serious condition.

Columbus police report that on Monday, 18-year-old Briana Soto was taken into custody after she was positively identified as the individual who robbed and shot the victim. Soto was charged with Aggravated Robbery, a felony of the 1st degree.

On January 26, 2022 at 10:10 am, officers were dispatched to business located on the 1000 block of E. Broad St. on a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to serious condition. A witness interviewed at the scene stated the victim was engaged in a verbal argument with an unknown female white passenger aboard a red Cadillac two-door in the restaurant parking lot. During the altercation, the witness heard several gunshots and then saw the victim lying on the ground of the parking lot. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Felony Assault Detective Adam Federer at 614-645-4011 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS(614-461-8477).

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