Man dead after stabbing in northeast Columbus; roommate charged

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police are investigating after a man was found with several stab wounds Thursday and later died from his injuries.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 11:29am, officers were called to an apartment on Berryleaf Grove on the report of a stabbing.

Omar B. Alston, 31, was taken to Riverside Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

Police say 24-year-old David Jonathan Morrison was arrested and charged with murder. The suspect and victim were roommates, according to police. Morrison reportedly stabbed Alston “with a knife or machete” for an unknown reason.

Officers continue to investigate. 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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