Wife charged after man killed in east Columbus stabbing

Octavia Gant

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police are investigating after a man was stabbed and killed on the city’s east side.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 4:15am, Thursday, officers responded to the 4500 block of Lakeside North Apt. G, on the report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived on scene, they found Michael Blair, suffering from a stab wound to the chest.

Police say Blair and his wife, Octavia M. Gant, were in a heated argument when she stabbed Blair with a knife.

Blair was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gant has been charged with murder.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, can call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.

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