Driver in custody for allegedly striking, killing pedestrian

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Police have identified the woman struck and killed by a vehicle on Columbus’ southwest side Friday evening.

They say 25-year old Makaela Ranea Ellis was struck near 1414 Harrisburg Park around 7 p.m. She was taken to Grant Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police have charged 21-year-old Bria Kaye Henslee with murder. Authorities say Henslee was driving the vehicle that struck Ellis. Also in custody is a male who is being charged with a weapons offense.

Police say they believe this person shot at the suspect’s car. No one was injured.

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