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Woman Held in Fairfield County Jail Charged with Murder


Columbus, OH (February 20, 2024) – A domestic dispute escalated into a tragic shooting in east Columbus on Monday afternoon, claiming the life of a young man.

21-Year-Old Succumbs to Injuries:

Officers responded to reports of gunfire at an apartment complex near Tussing Elementary School shortly before 2 PM. They found 21-year-old Jahaad Hughes lying on the ground. He was transported to Mount Carmel East hospital, but sadly passed away from his injuries just over an hour later.

Suspect in Custody:

Authorities identified the suspect as 44-year-old Laquandra Williams, who was apprehended at the scene without incident. Ms. Williams currently faces charges of murder and is being held in the Fairfield County jail.

Investigation Underway:

Columbus Police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. While they believe the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute, no further details have been officially released.

Respecting Privacy and Seeking Answers:

Out of respect for the privacy of those involved, especially the victim’s family, and the integrity of the ongoing investigation, further details may not be available to the public until appropriate.