Suspect arrested after two-day shooting spree with five victims

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COLUMBUS, OH – A mass shooter who is responsible for shooting at least five people in at least three separate incidents in the city of Columbus has been arrested. It’s not clear at this time whether the gunman had a score to settle or was engaging in random acts of violence against the community.

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, officers from the Columbus Police Department arrested Mr. Justin Tyran Roberts (B/M/39). In the preceding 20 hours he is believed to have carried out the following acts:

  • 06-11-21 at approximately 2015 hours, he shot an individual multiple times at 1400 Whitewater Ave, Phenix City.
  • 06-11-21 at approximately 2215 hours, he shot 3 persons in the area of 1032 Broadway in Columbus.
  • 06-12-21 at approximately 1404 hours, he shot a person at 3rd Avenue and 4th Street in Columbus.
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Today, members of the Columbus Police Department organized a search and saturated the area of 3rd Avenue and 4th Street. At 1610 hours, the suspect, Justin Roberts was located and taken into custody without incident.