Shooting during east Columbus home invasion leaves one person dead, another critically injured

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One person is dead and another is in critical condition following a shooting in east Columbus.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 9:22pm, Thursday, officers were called to the area of Rand and E. Livingston avenues on the report of a shooting. 

When officers arrived on scene, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. 

Martin R. Harris, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Demitrious D. McKnight, 22, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

Police say McKnight is a suspect in the fatal shooting and it appears to be out of a home-invasion robbery related to drug activity at that location.

A second suspect ran away from the scene after the shooting and has not been identified. 

McKnight has been arrested and will be charged with murder, according to police. 

Anyone with information on this shooting can call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. 

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