Police: Suspect killed in home invasion, accomplices charged with murder


    Shooting scene on Macandrews Way in Blacklick on April 6, 2016 (WSYX/WTTE)

    A man died after he was shot during an attempted home invasion and robbery on the Far East Side late Wednesday night, Columbus police said.

    Officers found Nathaniel Easley, 24, in the middle McAndrews Way at the McNeil Farms condo complex shortly after 7:00 p.m.

    He was pronounced dead at Mt. Carmel East.

    Easley was shot in a nearby condo, where he and two other men were doing robbery, police said.

    Investigators said they charged Khomary Rand, 23, and Deshawn Lovejoy, 26, with murder because of their roles in the crime that led to the deadly shooting.

    Officers arrested Rand and Lovejoy near the crime scene after witnesses gave police a description of car fleeing the scene, and an officer spotted the vehicle "driving very erratically to elude being caught," detectives wrote in court documents.

    Investigators haven't identified who shot Easley.

    Rand and Lovejoy were due to be arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court Friday.

    A dog was also shot, police said.

    This was the city's 24th homicide of the year.

    Stay with ABC 6/FOX 28 for more in this developing story.

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