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Police release identities of man, woman killed in shooting outside northeast Columbus shopping center

Jonathan Pigram is charged with two counts of murder and one count of felonious assault.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police have identified a man and a woman who were killed in a shooting early Wednesday morning outside a northeast Columbus shopping center.

Just before 2:20 a.m., officers with the Columbus Division of Police were called to the 6100 block of Cleveland Avenue for a reported shooting. 

Arriving officers found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds. 

A man and a woman, later identified by police as Cornet H. Powell and Dawn E. Dunn, both 41, were pronounced dead at the scene by medics. 

The third shooting victim, a 48-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Police say he is expected to survive his injuries.

Police arrested 37-year-old Jonathan Pigram at the scene. He is charged with two counts of murder and one count of felonious assault.

Credit: Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Records with the Franklin County Municipal Records state that Pigram was found hiding behind a vehicle in the parking lot. He placed a handgun on top of the vehicle and was taken into custody. 

Court records say witnesses inside a nearby business identified Pigram as the shooter. 

Pigram was released from jail on bond a week before the deadly shooting. According to court records, Pigram violated his probation of a drug possession conviction he received this past June. 

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


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