In March of 2018, a teacher at Linden McKinley STEM Academy confiscated a piece of paper from a 14-year-old student that sent chills throughout the building.
A list of names the young man wanted to murder, a "KILL LIST," according to a report filed with the Columbus Division of Police.
The student who penned the disturbing list? Michael Rashawn Green, the same 18-year-old Linden teenager accused of shooting to death a 14-year-old girl and wounding two other teens on July 4, 2020, at a barbeque on Vesta Avenue in South Linden.
The Sussi Report carefully combed through 28 Columbus Division of Police incidents on file for Green. We discovered an alarming pattern of violence and crime that escalated from year to year. Our investigation is also another glaring example of how the Franklin County Juvenile Court fails to rehabilitate dangerous young offenders and protect us from them.
Twice in 2020, following the fatal July 4 shooting, Green cut off his ankle monitor and slipped out of his home. At that time, Green was a suspect in the shooting but hadn't been charged. The incident reports did not address why Green was wearing ankle monitors.
We came across the following significant incidents in the 28 Columbus Division of Police reports. They are listed in chronological order.
November 4, 2017 – Green, 14, is accused of shooting an eight-year-old girl in the hip with a BB gun. Police confiscate a scoped BB gun rifle.
January 29, 2018 – Green is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at McKinley Linden STEM Academy. No other details are provided in the report.
March 26, 2018 – A Linden McKinley STEM Academy teacher finds a "KILL LIST" in Green's possession. The list names people Green wants to kill.
August 31, 20218 – Green and his 12-year-old brother are accused of assaulting a 14-year-old boy walking to school.
January 7, 2019 – Green and an 11-year-old boy are accused of beating up a 17-year-old boy at Linden McKinley STEM Academy.
September 15, 2019 – Green is a person of interest in a robbery and assault case. A 49-year-old woman says a group of teens attacked her and stole an Apple iPhone 8.
September 23, 2019 – Green and a group of teens are accused of assaulting a 13-year-old boy walking home from a football game with his girlfriend.
October 16, 2019 – Police arrested Green for stealing a car.
February 19, 2020 – Police arrested Green for fighting at Linden McKinley STEM Academy.
February 20, 2020 – Police arrested Green for stealing a pickup truck.
April 3, 2020 – Police arrested Green and a 17-year-old boy for stealing a Mazda RX 8.
July 4, 2020 – Police arrested Green in connection with a shooting that left a 14-year-old girl dead and two other teens wounded.
August 8, 2020 – Police find a gun on Green outside of Linden McKinley STEM Academy.
October 8, 2020 – Green and his 14-year-old brother cut off their ankle monitors and leave home. The report doesn't explain why the brothers were wearing monitoring devices.
November 16, 2020 – Green cuts off his ankle monitor and leaves home. The report doesn't explain why Green was wearing a monitoring device.
January 17, 2021 – Police arrested Green at his home. The report doesn't explain the nature of the warrant.
June 13, 2021 – Green is a suspect in a drive-by shooting on Greenfield Drive that injured two people.
August 23, 2021 – Green is a suspect in a shooting on E. 19th Ave. that injured a 27-year-old woman. Green's brother, 15-year-old Jabari Green, is arrested. Police locate two handguns on the scene.
August 30, 2021 – Green is among a group of youths arrested for fighting and possessing handguns.
March 5, 2022 – Green and a 17-year-old boy are arrested for robbing a 57-year-old woman at gunpoint of her car and purse.
Michael Rashawn Green has pending criminal cases in Franklin County Juvenile Court and Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
Green is charged with a delinquency count of murder, discharging a firearm over a roadway, and seven delinquency counts of felonious assault on July 2, 2020, that left a 14-year-old girl dead and two teens wounded. Because Green was 16 at the time, he is being charged as a juvenile. Juvenile Court Judge Kim Browne set Green's bond at $45,000, and if Green makes bail, he must wear an ankle monitor.
Green is currently behind bars at the Franklin County Jail for a receiving stolen property charge, a vehicle. The bond is $25,000.
On April 4, Green is scheduled to go to trial at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on tampering with evidence and firearms charges.
Regardless of the outcome of the three cases, Michael Rashawn Green will walk the streets again one day.
Note: Michael Rashawn Green has also put his family in harm's way - more than once. Three times over the past six years, his family's home has been the target of drive-by shootings, according to incident reports filed with the Columbus Division of Police. In 2021, a teenage girl was struck in the wrist by a bullet while brushing her teeth in the kitchen.
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