COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Homicides crossed the 100 mark after a person died in north Columbus Wednesday night during an alleged dispute over a shared parking spot.
According to Columbus police, the shooting happened on the 100 block of Highfield Drive at 10:39 p.m. The victim, Marcus E. Deloney, suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Deloney was taken to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead at 11:11 p.m.
An officer at the scene said the shooting resulted from an on-going dispute between two families that share parking.
Allegedly, one of the families had one too many cars parked in the space. Police said a woman went into a house, brought out gun, and laid it on the ground. A person on the other side of the dispute also produced a gun.
According to the complaint lodged with Franklin County Municipal Court, Deloney was pulling a person away from his wife when Johnnie J. Wappner allegedly shot him in the head from close range.
Wappner has been arrested and charged with Deloney’s murder. He will be arraigned on Friday at 9:00 a.m.
Body found with gunshot wound
The 99th deadly homicide occurred in the 1300 block of East Hudson Street on Sept. 19 after someone reported a body. An emergency medical crew quickly confirmed at 12:53 p.m. that the person inside the home was dead.
The coroner has confirmed it was the result of a gunshot wound, and ruled it a homicide.