Police: Paintball shooting blinds Ohio cyclist in 1 eye

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A central Ohio man suspected of firing at a 72-year-old bicyclist with a paintball gun and leaving him blind in one eye has made an initial court appearance on a felonious assault charge.

Police identified 20-year-old Thomas Woodruff of Columbus as the suspect in the Friday case. Woodruff’s bond was set Monday at about $10,000 and was posted later in the day.

The municipal court clerk’s office said no attorney was listed for him.

The Columbus Dispatch reports police found the victim, Morris McCarty, bleeding from his right eye on the ground next to his bicycle.

McCarty told officers that the backseat passenger of a passing vehicle had shot him with a paintball gun.

Police say McCarty lost all sight in his right eye.

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