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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Columbus police have arrested the second of two suspects wanted in a fatal shooting which occurred in North Columbus, Saturday, April 29.
Kenneth Baffour, 21, was identified by witnesses after the shooting, and was arrested Wednesday. Baffour is scheduled to appear before a Franklin County Municipal judge Thursday morning for an arraignment hearing.
According to court documents, Baffour was identified as the shooter who killed Elmer Alexander Romero-Gutierrez, who was found dead with a gunshot to the chest at 9:35 p.m. at the intersection of Webster Canyon Court and Maple Canyon Court in Northland. Police said the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation, which escalated when Baffour allegedly shot Romero-Gutierrez.
Baffour and another suspect, Joseph Mansaray, fled the scene. Mansaray, who was identified as the driver during the incident, was arrested on May 3. He was issued a $5,000 bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Friday.
Baffour also has additional charges of driving under suspension or license restriction and operating a motor vehicle while impaired.