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Update – Gun at Groveport Madison Football Game was Altered to be Automatic


Groveport – On 8/19/2022 around 9:07pm, special duty Groveport Police Officers working at the Groveport Madison High School Football game did respond to shots fired in an area outside of the football stadium.

Officers quickly detained one male adult, James Keys 18-yr Columbus, Ohio resident, and one juvenile.

Officers ensured nobody was struck by any of the rounds fired and quickly located one Glock 10mm handgun. The handgun located had been altered to make it a fully automatic weapon. Six rounds were fired from the weapon and nobody was struck.

The juvenile was released to his mother and James Keys was slated into the Franklin County Jail for felony of the second- degree improper discharge of a firearm and felony of the second-degree inducing panic.

Additional charges are expected as this incident is still under investigation.

Groveport Police Department received mutual aid from the Columbus Police Department, Obetz Police Department Madison Township Police Department/fire department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in responding to this incident.