Columbus Police have identified the victim and suspect in a murder-suicide that occured Monday afternoon at a mobile home park on the south side.
Columbus police officers responded to a report of a shooting on Niles Drive just before 4:30pm on Monday, April 22.
Police say they found David Sellers II, 30, on the grass in front of a mobile home with multiple gunshot wounds. Columbus Fire medics pronounced Sellers dead at 5:01pm.
Shortly after the shooting, a man called 911 and told a Columbus police dispatcher that he had just shot his neighbor and that he wanted to hurt himself.
Investigators say that Columbus patrol officers found Ronald Payne, 74, parked in a car behind a Kroger store on S. High Street with an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.
Payne was pronounced dead at 4:50pm by Columbus Fire medics.
According to Columbus Police reports, there was a long term dispute between the neighbors that led to this incident.
This is the 30th homicide in Columbus in 2019.