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Woman charged with murder of South Linden man given $3 million bond

Mercedes Reyes, 25, is charged with murder in the death of 26-year-old Shomari Little.
Credit: Franklin County Jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman wanted for the murder of a man in the South Linden area earlier this month is currently in jail.

According to court records, 25-year-old Mercedes Reyes was taken into custody on Monday. Reyes is charged with killing 26-year-old Shomari Little.

According to police, Little was shot on Sept. 10 on the 1000 block of East 13th Avenue near Cleveland Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. during an argument that involved a group of people.

Little was taken to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he died. His death is the 95th homicide of 2022 in Columbus.

During a court appearance Tuesday morning, Reyes was given a $3 million bond. Her next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6.

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

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