January 10, 2022 – Anthony Truss was sentenced to 11-15 years in prison for the Polaris Mall shooting on March 3, 2021
“Anthony Truss endangered not only the life of his own child, but those of innocent citizens shopping at Polaris Mall that day. His actions deserved a severe consequence like the Court handed down today. For at least 11 years, society will be safe from this dangerous individual.”
Truss plead guilty on December 7, 2021 of felonious assault with a firearm specification and inducing panic. The incident occurred inside the Polaris Fashion Place. Law enforcement responded to “shots fired,” and the mall was evacuated for safety.
“Justice was served today because of our strong partnership with law enforcement. As community partners, we work together to protect the lives of our citizens from lawless individuals such as Anthony Truss.” Prosecutor Schiffel said. Special thanks to the Columbus Police Department and all the Delaware County law enforcement partners who ran toward danger to protect our community the day of the shooting. Thankfully, no one was injured.