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Suspect arrested in fatal northeast Columbus shooting

The shooting happened March 11 in the area of McCutcheon Road and Merwyn Hill Drive just west of Stelzer Road.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An 18-year-old accused of killing a man in northeast Columbus earlier this year was arrested by police on Tuesday.

According to court records, Tayeshawn Gavin is charged with the murder of 18-year-old Chaz Fleming on March 11.

The shooting happened just around noon in the area of McCutcheon Road and Merwin Hill Drive just west of Stelzer Road. Officers arrived at the scene and found Fleming suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Fleming’s death is the city’s 23rd homicide in 2022.

Police say a second victim took themselves to Grant Medical Center. They were treated for a gunshot wound.

Three other teens were in the victim’s vehicle, but they were not injured in the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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