Woman killed in the first homicide of 2018, less than 15 minutes into New Year

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COLUMBUS -- Following a record number of homicides in 2017, police say a woman is dead after a shooting in southeast Columbus less than 15 minutes into the New Year.

Ashley Marie Newman, 30, was shot in the 4000 block of Yukon Avenue at about 11:20 p.m. Sunday.

She was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition where she later died from her injuries.

Sean Newman

Newman's husband, Sean Newman fled the scene. Police said he told a third person about the shooting and that person contacted police.

Newman was arrested after he intentionally crashed his car on I-270 and Alum Creek Drive, according to a complaint and affidavit filed with Franklin County Municipal Court. He is now charged with murder.

According to the court documents, Newman made a statement that he killed his wife, which was recorded on the cruiser video system.

Sean Newman is being held on a $1.5 million bond. He is scheduled to return to court on January 11.

This is the first homicide of 2018 following a record-breaking year of 143 homicides Columbus in 2017. This broke the record number of 139 homicides set back in 1991.

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