Columbus teen faces attempted murder charges

COLUMBUS – A Columbus teen faces a charge of attempted murder after a shooting in downtown Columbus on Friday, May 13th.

According to reports from the Columbus Police Department, officers were called to the 400 block of Jackson Street at about 1:40 a.m. that morning after a report of shots being fired in The Cole parking garage on 2nd Street.

They found one person who had suffered minor injuries.

Gauge Berger

Police found a vehicle that they believed to be involved in the shooting but when they tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver sped away. During a short pursuit, two handguns were thrown from the vehicle and recovered by police. The driver stopped near Third and Lindsey streets and police arrested the driver 18-year-old Gauge K. Berger, of Columbus.

Bartholomew County Prosecutor William Nash filed charges against Berger on Thursday. Those charges are attempted murder, criminal recklessness, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, possession of a handgun without a license, and possession of a controlled substance.