Police investigating south Columbus homicide

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Columbus police are investigating after a woman was found dead in a south Columbus apartment.

Police say they responded to a disturbance call around 6:10 pm Sunday night.

When they got there, the officers found a man trying to flee the scene in the 1200 block of Lockhurst Road.

The man, now identified as Gervonta Thompson, was apprehended and taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police entered the apartment and found an unresponsive woman inside. She was pronounced dead just after 6:30 pm.

Police have now identified the woman as 31-year-old Takasha N. Byers.

Police are unsure about what exactly happened, but are investigating the incident.

They say this is the 95th homicide this year in Columbus.

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