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Police looking for suspect in deadly Hilltop shooting

Officers received a call about the shooting on South Harris Avenue near Olive Street just before 3:15 p.m.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police are looking for the suspect in the shooting death of a man in the Hilltop Wednesday.

Officers received a call about the shooting on South Harris Avenue near Olive Street just before 3:15 p.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found 26-year-old Derek Ponder and a woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police said Ponder was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m.

The woman was taken to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and is expected to be OK.

Authorities have filed a warrant and charged 19-year-old David Johnson with murder for Ponder’s death.

Anyone who knows where Johnson is asked to contact the police.

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