Man killed in shooting near intersection of Parsons Avenue and Olpp Avenue

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One man is dead after a shooting in south Columbus.

The shooting happened around 9:52pm Friday near the intersection of Parsons Avenue and Olpp Avenue.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, officers found 38-year-old Charles Eugene Staten unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound at the scene. Staten was transported to Grant Medical Center in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead at 11:23pm.

Police do not have any suspect information at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Columbus Division of Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS(8477). 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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