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Teen Arrested In Connection With Fatal Shooting In Hotel Parking Lot

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A teen has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a north Columbus hotel on March 9. A teen has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a north Columbus hotel on March 9.
POWELL, Ohio -

Columbus police SWAT officers arrested a 19-year-old male suspect Thursday in connection with a homicide that occurred on March 9.

According to police, a warrant was filed for the arrest of Anthony Monaco in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Dinkisra Mengistu. Monaco was arrested at a home located on Perennial Lane in Powell at 12:50 a.m. Thursday.

Monaco is accused of fatally shooting Mengistu while he was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Doubletree hotel located at 175 Hutchinson Avenue in north Columbus at 12:28 a.m. on March 9.

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Mengistu was shot in the upper body while sitting in the back of a friend's car in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Monaco is being held in the Franklin County Jail.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Columbus police homicide detectives at 614-645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS.

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