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Police: Man charged with murder in northwest Columbus shooting

Police said 20-year-old Elias Malone shot and killed 22-year-old Tristan Foor Wednesday night.
Credit: Columbus Division of Police
A photo of Elias Malone

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man is charged with murder in a shooting in northwest Columbus Wednesday night, according to Columbus police.

Officers were called to the scene on Aspen Pine Boulevard just after 7:30 p.m. after a neighbor reported hearing "banging and violence" coming from a home.

According to court records, when officers arrived they found 22-year-old Tristan Foor shot multiple times at the bottom of a stairwell. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a short time later that 20-year-old Elias Malone walked up to an officer at the scene and said he had a gun in his pocket.

Officers took Malone in for questioning and police said that during an interview with detectives, Malone admitted to killing Foor.

Malone is charged with murder. 

This is the 20th homicide in Columbus in 2021.

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