Police identify suspects in shooting deaths of pregnant woman, man in Hilltop home

Mario Marshawn Wade (left) and Christian Daequan Dillion (right)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police have identified two suspects accused of shooting and killing a pregnant woman and a man in a Hilltop home.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 11:43pm, January 1, officers were called to the 600 block of S. Hague Avenue and the report of a shooting.

Marlazia Jones-Mattox

When officers arrived on scene, they found Keith Brian Williams III, 23, Marlazia Jones-Mattox, 21, and an unidentified 15-year-old 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 survived.

The teenage boy was also taken to Mt. Carmel West Hospital with severe permanent injuries, and has yet to be interviewed by officers due to his injuries.

Police have identified the suspects in the shooting as Christian Daequan Dillion, 19, and Mario Marshawn Wade, 18, as the suspects in the shooting. Police continue to search for both suspects, but have filed murder charges against each.

Yvonda Jones, Jones-Mattox’s mother said she wants justice.

“I’m going to ask for the death penalty. If you hear me and you did it that’s what I am going to ask for. You need to get out of here and go straight to hell cause that’s where you’re going. You’re going straight to hell,” said Jones.

Until police find the suspect.  Jones said she and her family will be busy raising Jones-Mattox’s son, Markeith.  He was released from the hospital Friday and is doing well at home.

Police say both men should be considered armed and dangerous.

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.


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