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'My daughter is now traumatized': Child was in vehicle shot into on EB Ronald Reagan Highway

The passenger of a Jeep was shot in the back
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Posted at 11:59 AM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-09 23:46:50-04

CINCINNATI — One person was arrested after police said he shot into a car that cut him off Wednesday morning on eastbound Ronald Reagan Highway in Springfield Township..

Grant Edward Brown was riding a motorcycle around 11:30 a.m. when a Jeep cut him off, according to court documents. Brown then pulled behind the Jeep and fired one round into it, hitting a passenger in the back.

Ashley Sallee was driving the Jeep. She said she decided to pull over after her boyfriend began feeling sick.

"From what I could see, I had enough time to safely change lanes," Sallee said.

Then, Brown's motorcycle appeared.

"When I proceeded to change lanes, I heard the motorcycle come up very fast behind me. I could hear it come up to the very side," Sallee said. "He was parallel to my driver's window and pointing at me and flipping me off. I kind of put my hand up like, 'I'm sorry, I didn't mean to cut you off."

Sallee said she kept driving. She said she noticed the motorcyclist going through a bag as he got behind her, but didn't realize he was reaching for a gun.

"Then I heard a loud pop and then the next I know I heard my boyfriend say, 'I've been shot,'" Sallee said.

A hole marks the spot where a bullet pierced through the Jeep's trunk before hitting Sallee's boyfriend in the lower back. She said her daughter was also in the car.

"My daughter is now traumatized to be in a vehicle, which I am too a little bit," Sallee said. "I know life has to go on and I won't let it stop me from living my life."

Sallee said they are "blessed it wasn't worse," saying her boyfriend has a superficial wound.

Brown is facing a felonious assault charge.

An earlier version of this story erroneously reported that the driver was the one struck by the bullet.