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Suspect charged with murder in shooting of 19-year-old man in east Columbus

Police say 20-year-old Tejuan Files III turned himself in on Monday.
Credit: Image Source: Franklin County Jail
Columbus Police say 20-year-old Tejuan Files III has been arrested in connection with the death of 19-year-old Caleb Day.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man on the city's east side.

On Saturday around 3:30 p.m., officers were called to a home in the 3400 block of Bolton Avenue just east of Barnett Road on a report of an accidental shooting.

When officers got to the scene, they found Caleb Day shot. He was pronounced dead at 3:36 p.m.

According to police, witnesses who were inside the house at the time of the shooting said Day was handling a gun when it discharged.

Police said after looking at the evidence, it does not appear Day shot himself.

Court records state 20-year-old Tejuan Files III was sitting on a couch next to Day and was holding a gun. Files fired the gun one time and the shot hit Day.

Files left the residence after the shooting, but returned sometime later.

A witness later identified Files, according to police.

Files has been charged with murder in connection with Day's death. He turned himself in to police on Monday.

Day's death marks the 38th homicide in the city of Columbus this year.

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

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