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Police: 15-year-old charged in deadly shooting at Glenwood Community Center

Avent'tay Solomon is charged with murder and felonious assault for the shooting at Glenwood Community Center.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police arrested a 15-year-old boy charged with the deadly shooting last week at a recreation center in the Hilltop neighborhood, according to the Columbus Division of Police.

Avent'tay Solomon is charged with murder and felonious assault for the shooting at Glenwood Community Center where 24-year-old A'Tayia Nichols died and two others were injured.

On Wednesday afternoon, Assistant Chief of Police LaShanna Potts said officers arrived at Glenwood and found Nichols and an 18-year-old woman in a parking lot. They were also able to locate Solomon with gunshot wounds by following a trail of blood.

Nichols was taken to Grant Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 5:54 p.m.

The 18-year-old woman was also taken to Grant and Solomon was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. They were expected to survive their injuries, police said.

Police initially listed Solomon as a victim because officers "were not sure what role he played," Columbus Police Sgt. Edward Powell told 10TV. In an update from police Sunday, detectives gathered enough evidence to name the teen as a suspect.  

Solomon was taken into custody on Sunday by patrol officers after he was released from the hospital, Powell added.

Witnesses told police there appeared to be a fight that lead to the shooting.

Detectives believed at the time there may have been multiple shooters. As of Sunday, police have only named Solomon as a suspect. 

Investigators are currently not releasing additional information, Powell told 10TV.

The teen was taken to the Franklin County Court of Domestic Relations pending his arraignment, police said. 

Glenwood was one of five community centers being used as a cooling center for residents with last week’s extreme heat.

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