COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Two men are dead after what police said was a murder-suicide late Saturday morning in southeast Columbus.
A police dispatcher said that officers were called to an apartment on the 3200 block of Melissa Place in the Linwood neighborhood at 11:31 a.m. on reports of a shooting.
According to police, the victim — a man in his 20s — was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:39 p.m.
Investigators at the scene learned that the suspect — also a man in his 20s — fled the apartment carrying a handgun. The suspect was found a short distance away on the 3000 block of Bexvie Avenue suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at 12:22 p.m.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730, Det. Corbin at 614-645-2372, or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 (TIPS).