One dead after shooting in south Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One person is dead after a shooting early Wednesday morning in south Columbus.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 1:53 a.m., police were called to E. Moler Street and City Park Avenue on the report of a shooting.  

When officers arrived on scene, they found Charles Knapper, 21, suffering from a gunshot wound.  

Knapper was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Police say Knapper, and Robert Bowens Jr., 23, exchanged gunfire, when Knapper was struck.  

Police have filed a warrant for Bowens’ arrest.  

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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