Suspect wanted for shooting that injured girlfriend, killed her father
Columbus police are investigating a shooting that left one dead and one person injured in northeast Columbus Sunday morning.
According to Columbus Division of Police, the call came in 10:54 a.m. on a report of a shooting in the 2400 block of Ottawa Drive.
Officials say 54-year-old Van Johnson was taken to Riverside Hospital in critical condition where he later died from his injuries. Johnson's 18-year-old daughter, Elyzabeth, was taken to Grant Medical Center is in stable condition.
Police say 18-year-old Jordyn Preston intervened during an argument between the Johnsons and opened fired, accidentally hitting Elyzabeth, his girlfriend. He's approximately 5'10" weighing around 155 pounds and was last seen driving a white or silver Ford Mustang. He's considered armed and dangerous.
Police will file murder charges against Preston.
It's the city's 128th homicide of 2017.
Anyone with any additional information on this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS (8477).
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