17-year-old passenger injured in east Columbus shooting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A 22-year-old has been charged with murder after a teen was shot dead, August 6.

The Columbus Division of Police says officers were dispatched near East Livingston Avenue and Linwood Avenue where a 17-year-old was found suffering from a gunshot wound, around 6:20 p.m.

Police state the victim was a passenger in a car when an armed male began following him and the driver. They attempted to flee but the suspect began shooting, wounding the victim.

The teen was taken to Grant Medical Hospital in critical condition according to police. On August 7, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by attending doctors.

On August 12, Columbus Police say an arrest warrant was issued for Kaishawn Watts. Watts was charged with murder for causing the teen’s death.

Columbus police say the incident began in the 890 block of South Weyant Avenue after further investigation.

Police say the driver was able to call for help in the intersection of near East Livingston Avenue and Linwood Avenue.

Police ask anyone with information to call 614-645-8477.

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