COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus police have identified a man shot in east Columbus Sunday afternoon as well as the suspect wanted for the crime.

Avonte Sanford

According to police, the shooting was reported on the 6700 block of Alexdon Court at approximately 1:48 p.m.

Police said 19-year-old Antohn Saunders was with a group of men when one of them pulled a handgun. At least one shot was fired and Saunders was hit.

The suspect fled the scene and police said it is unclear what prompted the shooting.

Saunders was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 2 p.m.

On Monday, police identified the suspect as Avonte Sanford, 20, and have filed a warrant for his arrest on murder charges.

This is the 189th homicide in Columbus for 2021.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Columbus police at 614-645-4730 or Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).