Four arrested, including two 16-year-olds, in 4 unrelated Columbus homicides

Columbus police arrested four people, including two 16-year-olds, in connection with four unrelated homicides in July. Meanwhile, a suspect is wanted in another homicide Wednesday night that left a woman dead.

On Wednesday, police said they arrested Kyrim Curenton, 16, for reckless homicide and incapacitated possession of a weapon in the death of a 30-year-old woman.

Around 8:40 p.m. on July 16, Columbus police said Leila King, the mother of a 5-year-old, was sitting in her vehicle when she was caught between two people exchanging gunfire at the exterior of a market on the 3200 block of East Broad Street. . King was hit by at least one bullet and was rushed to Mount Carmel East Hospital, where she died.

Police said surveillance video shows King was not a target and was hit by a “stray bullet”.

Curenton was identified by police as a suspect on July 22 and taken into custody on Wednesday. He is currently being held in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center.

Suspect in Driving Park homicide taken into custody by Columbus police SWAT

On Tuesday, police arrested Keith Waddell, 16, in connection with the July 6 homicide of Nelson Conley Jr., 18. Waddell is charged with delinquent murder in Franklin County Juvenile Court.

Conley was found shot dead in an alley in the 1000 block of Ellsworth Avenue, east of Lockbourne Road in the Driving Park area.

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A Columbus police SWAT team arrested Waddell on Tuesday without incident. He is currently being held in juvenile detention.

Suspect in fatal Columbus bar shooting arrested

Also on Tuesday, police arrested Dwann Anderson, 45, of South Linden, in connection with the July 21 shooting death of a man at a bar in Milo-Grogan.

Tyreece Jefferson, 40, of the northeast side, was shot dead around 10:40 p.m. on July 21 at the Avion Bar and Grill, located at 764 St. Clair Ave., following an argument. Anderson was arrested on Tuesday and charged with murder in connection with Jefferson’s death.

Anderson is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail on $1 million bond.

Woman killed in Northland area, vehicle and person of interest wanted

A 25-year-old woman was killed Wednesday night and Columbus Police Homicide Detectives are looking for a vehicle and person of interest who may be involved.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the 2100 block of Parkville Court in the Northland neighborhood to a report of a shooting. Responding officers found a woman, identified Thursday morning as Mirraclle Anderson Morris, lying on the ground.

Morris was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Homicide detectives are looking for a potential person of interest who may be driving a beige 2014 Hyundai with Ohio license plate JNY3407. Police did not provide a model type and warned that anyone who sees the vehicle should call 911 and not approach the vehicle or anyone around it.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.

Man dies after July 4 domestic dispute, fall ruled homicide

The death of a 64-year-old man has been ruled a homicide after he succumbed to injuries he sustained during a domestic dispute on July 4.

Columbus police said Harry Gaines, of North Linden, died on August 1. His death was ruled a homicide by the Franklin County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday.

Police say Gaines was involved in a domestic dispute with Dana Colbert, 39, on July 4 outside his home on the 2800 block of Grasmere Avenue. During that argument, Colbert allegedly pushed Gaines, causing him to fall and hit his head on the floor.

Four days later, on July 8, Colbert and Gaines were involved in another altercation. Following this altercation, Gaines was taken to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital because he was having difficulty breathing.

An autopsy determined that Gaines’ death was the result of the injuries he sustained.

Colbert had previously been charged with felony assault, according to court records, but those charges were dismissed on July 20.

On Wednesday, Columbus police filed an arrest warrant charging Colbert with murder. She was arrested Thursday by a SWAT team and is being held in the Franklin County Jail.

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