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Warrants issued for 2 suspects in South Linden fatal shooting from 2022

Police said warrants were issued for Evan Jones and Jermaine Johnson, both 32 years old, for murder.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division of Police issued arrest warrants for two suspects wanted in a South Linden fatal shooting from last year.

Police said ShotSpotter alerted officers to a shooting in the 1100 block of East 16th Avenue on the evening of Nov. 22, 2022.

People in the area told officers that they had almost been shot in the back yard and the residence was struck multiple times by gunfire, according to records from Franklin County Municipal Court. 

Police wrote in the affidavit that several people, including two children, were inside the home at the time of the shooting. 

Officers searched the area and found the victim, 31-year-old Anthony Elmore, in a yard suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers found a handgun in his palm. 

Court records state that homicide investigators found that Elmore, Evan Jones and Jermaine Johnson were firing gunshots in the area of Cleveland Avenue. Elmore was struck by one of the bullets. 

Police said warrants were issued for Jones and Johnson, both 32 years old, for murder.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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