Woman shot, killed by grandfather who thought she was an intruder, Columbus police say

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A woman is dead after her grandfather mistook her for an intruder and shot her at a residence in east Columbus.

Just before 11pm, Wednesday, officers were called to the 1200 block of Berkeley Road on the report of a shooting.

When police arrived on scene they found Jordan Charlese Victorya Williams unresponsive in the front yard suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Williams was taken to Grant Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. 

According to the Columbus Division of Police, officers treated the scene as an active shooter situation and SWAT was called to the residence. 

Later, Williams’ grandfather, Booker Moody, 72, was arrested in connection to the shooting, and charged with murder. 

Police say Williams, who lived at the residence with Moody, had no keys to enter the house and knocked on her grandfather’s window to try to wake him.

Moody then grabbed a gun and fired a shot through the window without realizing it was his granddaughter, according to police.

Police continue to investigate the shooting and ask anyone with information on this case to call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. 

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