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Records: Suspect admits to fatally shooting man during North Linden drug deal

Columbus police said they received multiple 911 calls about a Mini Cooper bouncing off the center median wall on I-71 near Morse Road Saturday night.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man has been charged with murder after shooting another man in North Linden last week.

Columbus police said they received multiple 911 calls about a Mini Cooper bouncing off the center median wall on Interstate 71 near Morse Road Saturday night.

A person stopped to check on the driver and saw the driver had been shot.

The man, later identified as 56-year-old Anthony Luney, was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to his torso just before midnight.

Through an investigation, court records say 29-year-old Michael Thilat was possibly shot Luney in the 3300 block of Maize Road just before 11:40 p.m.

Thilat was arrested on unrelated outstanding felony warrants in the 3000 block of Audubon Road. He confessed to shooting Luney on Maize Road during a drug deal, court records say.

Luney's death is the 46th homicide of 2022 in the city of Columbus. 

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