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18-year-old charged with murder in fatal west Columbus shooting

The victim, identified as 25-year-old Courtney Prestidge, was shot multiple times.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A person has been charged with murder in a fatal shooting that happened in west Columbus on Wednesday morning.

The Columbus Division of Police responded to a report of the shooting shortly after 8 a.m. in the 100 block of Brehl Avenue near the intersection of West Broad Street and North Central Avenue.

According to police, a witness was stopped leaving the premises and the victim was located inside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim, identified as 25-year-old Courtney Prestidge, died at the scene.

Police say the suspect, 18-year-old Ramarian Clark, turned himself in to an officer at Broad St. and Central Ave.

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

The shooting marks the 181st homicide in Columbus this calendar year.

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