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23-year-old charged with murder in east Columbus shooting

Police said the shooting happened just before 1:10 a.m. in the 1900 block of Fountainview Court near East Livingston Avenue.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police have arrested and charged a man accused of fatally shooting a man in east Columbus Thursday morning. 

The shooting happened just before 1:10 a.m. in the 1900 block of Fountainview Court near East Livingston Avenue.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located 27-year-old Melly Mel Marquise Smith suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics took Smith to Mount Carmel East in critical condition where he later died at 3:11 a.m.

23-year-old Amir Elkhabiry was located in the area and police took him into custody and he is charged with murder.

According to investigators, Elkhabiry and Smith had some kind of altercation before the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Section at 614-645-4730.