Prosecutors have filed new charges against a 16-year-old, who is already facing charges in the murder of four people last weekend.
Jordyn Wade is charged with five counts of kidnapping and four counts of murder. On Wednesday, he was also charged with attempted murder and a weapons charge. This comes after a fifth woman survived the shooting.
Detectives say Wade helped force the five victims into the basement of an East Hudson Street home, and then stood at the base of the steps while a second suspect opened fire.
The woman survived the gunfire and identified Wade as one of the suspects.
Records reveal before Saturday’s murders, there were active police investigations involving drug dealing and prostitution inside the home.
Now, Columbus police continue searching for the suspect who was with Wade and is believed to have pulled the trigger in the four killings.
"He's concerned like his mother is concerned,” stated Wade’s attorney, Eric Hoffman. “He's just waiting to hear what evidence the State of Ohio has against him."
No family members of the victims were in court on Wednesday. Wade's mother also skipped the court date because she is concerned for her own safety, according to her son’s attorney.