Columbus police searching for homicide suspect

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A mother shot and killed and Columbus police are searching for the man who pulled the trigger.

It happened inside the woman’s home on NorthCliff Drive in northeast Columbus.

Columbus police identified the victim as 34-year-old Monique Weston. One of her own children called 9-1-1.

“We got a call from a child in the home that heard gunshots,” said Sgt. Dave Sicilian, with the Columbus Homicide Division. “The male suspect fled out through the back door.”

A manhunt is on for suspect, Lenzell Weston, 36, who is wanted for allegedly shooting and killing his wife.

Lenzell Weston
Lenzell Weston

“I’ve seen them and the children go up and down [the street], but you don’t even hear them making noise over there,” said neighbor Bette Coles.

Coles lives one house down from the couple and says this neighborhood is quiet. She says she’s never seen or heard of an incident like this happening before.

Anyone with information about Lenzell Weston is asked to call Columbus Police. (614) 645-4545. 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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