One dead after northeast Columbus shooting; suspect arrested

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say a man has passed away after being shot multiple times in the yard of a home in northeast Columbus.

It happened around 6:42pm on the 1700 block of Sugarmaple.

Devin Lee Douthitt (CREDIT: Columbus Division of Police)

The victim, now identified as 21-year-old Allen M. Palmer, was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital in critical condition, and later succumbed to his injuries.

Police say they have arrested 23-year-old Devin Lee Douthitt. He was taken into custody after being tracked to a car by the CPD helicopter unit. He is charged with murder.

Police say the victim and suspect knew each other.

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