Two charged in connection with Hilltop area homicide

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police arrested two people Thursday in connection with a shooting that left a person dead Monday evening.

Hakeem O. Johnston, 24 and Devante Harris, 22 are charged with murder for the death of 23-year-old Laquam J. Gratsy.

Police said Gratsy was killed shortly after 7pm Monday at a home on the 200 block of South Ogden Avenue.

Police arrested Harris and Johnston after a brief standoff on the 2800 block of East 10th Avenue. 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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