Police seek convenience store murder suspect

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police are searching for 21-year-old Deanthoni Truss in connection to a fatal convenience store shooting.

Police said on June 8 around 11am, officers responded to the report of a shooting at the Quick Stop Convenience Store in the 2700 block of East 5th Avenue. Officers found 21-year-old Tommie Brown and 23-year-old Kris Pace suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to the hospital, but Brown died of his injuries a short time later. Another victim, 24-year-old William Brown later walked in to the OSU East emergency room with a minor gunshot wound.

According to police, witnesses said Pace and Brown were involved in an altercation when Truss began firing a handgun, striking all three victims.

Deonthoni Truss is wanted for murder, and police ask anyone who may have information on his whereabouts to call the homicide unit at 614-645-4370, email Detective Siniff at rsiniff@columbuspolice.org, or call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.

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