Police identify pregnant woman, man killed in Hilltop shooting

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police are investigating after a shooting in the Hilltop area left a pregnant woman and a male dead, and the woman’s baby fighting for his life.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 11:43pm, officers were called to the 600 block of S. Hague Avenue and the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived on scene, they found Keith Brian Williams III, 23, Marlazia Jones-Mattox, 21, and another male suffering from gunshot wounds.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jones-Mattox, who was reportedly 35 weeks pregnant, was transported to Mt. Carmel West Hospital where she died from her injuries. Doctors were able to deliver the baby boy, who remains in critical condition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The other unidentified male was transported to Mt. Carmel West Hospital and remains in critical condition.

There are no suspects at this time and detectives are searching for a silvery or gray, mid-size SUV that was seen leaving the scene. Police say the SUV may have bullet holes in the passenger side.

Anyone with information on this shooting can call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

Keep checking NBC4i.com for real-time updates on this story. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the free NBC4 News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

NBC4i.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s