61-Year-Old Was Innocent Bystander In Deadly Shooting, Daughter Says


A 61-year-old man is dead after a shooting Monday night, but his daughter says he wasn’t the intended target.

Emmala Mahon says her father Charlie Mahon was everything to her family.  “He was always there for everybody; he was the glue,” she recalls.

The family says Charlie had no idea there was a man outside his home with a gun when he entered his back door on Springmont and South Highland Avenues.  By the time he came to the front door, a shot was fired.  Four more followed.

Mahon fell near the door.  Calls to 911 followed.

Caller: My dad's been shot in the head.

Dispatcher: Who shot him? Who shot him, ma'am?

Caller: Some guy named Jallen.

The family says some kind of argument between the friend of the shooter and someone in the house sparked the gunfire.

Police say Jallen Hall fired the gun, and 21-year-old Alexa Curtis called him to carry out the attack.  Both are wanted for murder. Police have not located either of them.

Emmala says her father was generous man and an innocent bystander in the shooting.  “Anything you asked him for, he would do it.  He would give the shirt of his back if you needed it,” she says

Meanwhile, a shattered family prays for justice.

“Turn yourself in, that's the best thing you can do.  Let us have our peace.  Let my dad be buried in peace.  Let him have his peace,” pleaded Emmala.

The family says at the time of the shooting, there were three children inside the home—two teenagers and one toddler. No one was injured.

Anyone with information about this homicide or the whereabouts of the suspects is asked to contact Columbus Police Homicide at 614-645-4730 or the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 614-645-TIPS.

Donations can be made to the family on GoFundMe by clicking here.