COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Franklin County grand jury indicted a Columbus man for fatally shooting a man in the Hilltop neighborhood two months ago, according to police.
The Columbus Division of Police said officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Wicklow Road for a report of shots fired on August 19. Additional 911 callers told dispatch that two vehicles were chasing and shooting each other.
Once officers arrived in the area, they were directed to the area of Parkside Road and South Roys Avenue. Officers found 32-year-old Miguel Arriola sitting in the front seat of a vehicle with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another victim was found in the vehicle, but he was not injured.
Hussein Bilal, 21, was charged with murder, felonious assault and two counts of robbery on September 22. He was arrested on Sept. 23 and indicted five days later.
Bilal was then arraigned in common pleas on Sept. 30 where he plead not guilty to one count of participating in a criminal gang, two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of murder.
Bilal is being held without bond. He is scheduled for a bond hearing on Wednesday, October 4 at 9 a.m.
Arriola's death is the 88th homicide in Columbus for 2022.