Thanksgiving Day homicide suspect arrested

Da’Juan Mankins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–Franklin County deputies have arrested the suspect accused of fatally shooting a man in an alley on Thanksgiving Day.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, at about 5 p.m., November 26, deputies responded to the report of a shooting next to 29 Volney Avenue in Franklin Township.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found 47-year-old Glen Allen Stepp suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Stepp was taken to Mt. Carmel West Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Deputies would later name Da’Juan Mankins as a suspect in Stepp’s death, and Friday, with the help of the Columbus Police Department SWAT officers, arrested Mankins at a residence on South Richardson Avenue.

According to detectives, robbery may have been the motive for the fatal shooting.

Mankins was arrested without incident and is in jail, a murder charge. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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