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Two suspects in death of Columbus teen arrested in Michigan

Aboubacar Toure, 19, and Sabab Islam, 18, are charged in the death of 14-year-old Dayvion Jones.
Credit: Wayne County Sheriff's Office

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police say two suspects charged with murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy on the city's north side were found in the Detroit, Michigan area.

Aboubacar Toure, 19, and Sabab Islam, 18, are charged in the death of Dayvion Jones. Toure and Islam are being held at the Wayne County Michigan Correction Center until they can be extradited back to Franklin County. 

Columbus police officers were called to the 5300 block of Hazelwood Road just before 4:10 p.m. on Jan. 24 after receiving multiple calls about gunshots in the area and a call about someone lying in the street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Jones shot.

The teen was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital where he later died.

According to police, Jones was walking on Hazelwood Road when he was confronted by a group of men in a stolen SUV. During the confrontation, police said one of the men pulled out a gun and shot Jones.

Police said the men drove away from the scene in the SUV and crashed near the intersection of Tamarack Boulevard and Forest Village and then ran from the crash scene.

The pair were arrested by a task force that included the U.S. Marshals and the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team.

This was the 18th homicide in Columbus in 2021.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.