CPD arrests suspects in shooting death of pregnant woman

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

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

Police confirm Christian Daequan Dillion, 19, and Mario Marshawn Wade, 18, are in custody. Both are charged with the murder of Marlazia Jones-Mattox.

No details about the arrests were immediately released.

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 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 Jones-Mattox family released a statement Wednesday:

“We are happy that they have finally caught the guys who are responsible for the Murders of Markeith parents. I ask myself what is Justice, is it life in prison or the death penalty… all I know is that they need to pay for what they did. My grandson has a life long disability because of their actions. “

The teenage boy was also taken to Mt. Carmel West Hospital with severe permanent injuries.

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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