Second suspect arrested in connection with fatal July shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a July fatal shooting that occurred in the 5400 block of Livingston Avenue.

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According to Columbus police SWAT officers arrested 19-year-old Paris Royal just after 9:30 Friday night. Royal is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail charged with the murder of 19-year-old John Pope II.

Columbus police said officers responded to a report of a shooting on July 11, 2015, and found Pope dead inside his apartment.

Court documents show that a warrant was issued for Royal’s arrest two days after the shooting. Homicide detectives also filed charges against 18-year-old Tykeim Mayes who was already in custody on an unrelated charge. Mayes remains in the Franklin County Jail.

Police ask anyone with further information to call Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS (8477) or contact the homicide unit at 614-645-4730.

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