COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The teenage suspect of last week’s deadly shooting at a Columbus community center is expected to be charged as an adult.
Avent’tay Soloman, 15, had preliminary hearing Tuesday in juvenile court. Another hearing is scheduled for next week, where his case is expected to be bound over to Franklin County Common Pleas Court.
Soloman is accused of shooting and killing Atayia Nichols, 24, last Wednesday near Glenwood Community Center. According to police, witnesses said there was a fight before the shooting.
Sgt. Joe Albert of Columbus police said someone else shot at Soloman during the incident. Police haven’t said if charges will be filed against anyone else or if the shooting of Soloman was in self-defense, Albert said.
According to the City of Columbus, Soloman was part of the job readiness program through the Recreation and Parks department.
Soloman will remain in custody and is scheduled for another court hearing June 30.