Victim Dies 9 Years After Being Shot; Suspect’s Charges To Be Upgraded


COLUMBUS, Ohio — On May 27, 2010, 34-year-old Alexandria Reese was driving west bound on Atcheson St. at Trivette Ave., when 28-year-old Drakkar Groce & 27-year-old William Griffin walked between the adjacent houses & fired gunshots at a group of people standing on the opposite side of the street.

Reese, who was driving by at the time, was struck in the neck, permanently paralyzing her from the neck down.

On May 26, 2016, with the assistance of the Columbus Police Gang Unit and the ATF Task Force, investigators were able to identify Groce and Griffin as participants in Reese’s shooting. Both suspects were originally arrested and charged with felonious assault in 2016. Both suspects are also currently incarcerated stemming from the successful prosecution of those charges.

On March 11, 2019, after almost 9 years, Alexandria Reese succumbed to the injuries she received as a result of this 2010 shooting. She was pronounced deceased at St. Ann’s Hospital at 11:24pm.

Both suspects may face additional charges due to the passing of Ms. Reese pending the Franklin County Coroner’s review.

This is the 19th homicide in Columbus in 2019.