COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police have arrested four men and charged them in a fatal shooting earlier this month in east Columbus.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 9:52 p.m., Wednesday, officers were called to the 6000 block of McNaughten Center on the report of a shooting.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Raquan M. Thomas, 21, suffering from a gunshot wound. Thomas was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Police say Thomas was lured to the location under the guise of selling some marijuana. When he arrived, he was approached by the four suspects, who attempted to rob him, according to police, and a fight ensued, leading to the shooting.
According to court documents, after investigating, police arrested Jeremiah A. Jackson, 23, Willie Mullen, 21, Zacharias Mullen, 19, and Tony Cunningham, 20, and have charged all three with murder, in connection to Thomas’ death.
The court document states that Willie Mullen, Zacharias Mullen, and Cunningham were interviewed separately by police, and all three confessed to the robbery and murder of Thomas. All three were in court Thursday and were issued a $1 million bond.
Jackson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.