Man charged with murder after deadly shooting in Linden

Adrian Tucker (Columbus Division of Police)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a fatal shooting in Linden.

Columbus police said they responded to the area of Medina Avenue and East 26th Avenue around 2:22 a.m. on the report of a crash where the driver appeared to have been shot.

Officers found 38-year-old William Berry III suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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Medics transported Berry to Grant Medical Center in serious condition. He was pronounced dead at 2:51 a.m.

Police said the initial investigation along with witness accounts said Berry had exited his vehicle in the rear alley of East 26th Avenue when 24-year-old Adrian Lamor Tucker allegedly fired multiple shots.

Berry returned to his vehicle and fled westbound in the alley.

Tucker was apprehended a short time later and charged. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.

This is the 96th homicide in Columbus for 2019.