Police: Man shoots granddaughter through window in south Columbus homicide

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - One person is dead after a shooting in south Columbus, according to Columbus police.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Berkeley Road around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers found the victim, identified as 19-year-old Jordan Charlese Victorya Williams, lying in the front yard and suffering from a gunshot wound.

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Police say their investigation revealed that Williams lived at the residence with her grandfather, identified as 72-year-old Booker Moody. Investigators say Williams did not have her keys and was locked out of the home. According to police, Williams knocked on a bedroom window to try and wake her grandfather when he allegedly fired a shot through the window, not realizing it was his granddaughter.

Police say they were able to move the victim to a waiting ambulance despite dealing with an active shooter situation in the home. Williams was transported to Grant Medical Center where she died from her injuries.

Police charged Moody with murder.

This is the 68th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in 2018.

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