East Columbus shooting leaves one person dead

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — CPD has released the name of victim of a February 18 homicide: 27-year old Melly Mel Marquise Smith.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 1:09 a.m., Thursday, officers were called to the 1900 block of Fountainview Court on the report of a shooting.  

When officers arrived on scene, they found Smith suffering from gunshot wounds.  

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.  

Police say the victim and the suspect, Amir Elkhabiry, 23, were involved in some sort of altercation that led to the shooting. Elkhabiry has been charged in the homicide.   

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. 

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