NEWARK – At 8:29 pm on Saturday November 17th Newark officers respond to 83 Riverview Drive on the report of a shooting.
Arriving officers discovered 61 year old Jewel Scott had been shot. Newark Fire treated Scott at the scene and she was flown to OSU Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.
Newark detectives and officers were able to quickly determine the shot came from outside the Scott home. It is believed that Jewel Scott was not the target of the shooting, but a victim of a stray bullet. Detectives began an intensive investigation and canvass of the neighborhood.
Two persons of interest have been developed; Devin S Rhinehart, 23 years old, from Newark and James Micheal Alexander, 22 year old from Pataskala. Both individuals currently have warrants issued out of the Ohio Parole Authority and should be considered armed and dangerous.
If anyone has any information about the shooting or the whereabout of Rhinehart or Alexander please contact Newark Detectives at 740-670-7200, or if they are seen call 911.