COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A 16-year-old boy is facing homicide charges after being arrested Wednesday in connection with a mid-July shooting that left a woman dead in east Columbus.
The suspect, who was arrested Wednesday by Columbus SWAT, is facing reckless homicide and weapons charges for the shooting outside a store on the 3200 block of East Broad Street on July 16.
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Police said Lelia King, 30, was shot while inside her car when two separate parties exchanged gunfire.
After a citizen provided medical aid to King, medics arrived and took her to Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She was pronounced dead at 11:07 p.m., according to police.
According to a friend, King was at the store to buy snacks for a movie night with her five-year-old daughter.
The suspect was processed at Columbus Police headquarters and taken to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center.
This was the 74th homicide in Columbus in 2022.