Police say neighbor dispute ends in murder-suicide

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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.

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