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BY Mildred Europa Taylor, 2:29pm September 18, 2020,

Ghanaian man shot and killed by fellow countryman in Ohio

The deceased, Prince Asare

Columbus police have launched investigations into the shooting death of a man Thursday night in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the Northeast Side.

The police say they were called to the 1600 block of Harvester Lane around 7:30 p.m. where they found Ghanaian man Prince Asare, 31, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Asare was taken in critical condition to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:09 p.m.

One person dead after shooting in north Columbus, suspect in custody | NBC4  WCMH-TV
Dennis Mensah. Photo: NBC4 WCMH-TV

Asare, on the night he was killed, got into a vehicle crash with 29-year-old Dennis Mensah, and in the midst of the argument, he was shot by Mensah, according to the police.

Mensah, who lives in an apartment on Hillsdowne Road, remained at the scene and surrendered to the police.

He was arrested and has since been charged with murder. Records show that he has been scheduled for arraignment Saturday morning.

Asare’s death is the 107th homicide in Columbus this year.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: September 18, 2020


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