Woman killed in reported stabbing at Far East Side home

A woman was fatally stabbed Thursday afternoon at a Far East Side home and a man police wanted for questioning was subdued with a stun gun along with his bull mastiff to end a nearly three-hour standoff, Columbus police said.

Police and Columbus fire medics were called to the home on the 6200 block of Chinaberry Drive at about 4:27 p.m. on a report of stabbing.  A female victim was transported by medics in critical condition to Mount Carmel East hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, police said.  There is a possibility the victim also may have been shot, police said.

The identity of the woman killed is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, police said.  She is the 18th homicide of 2018 in Columbus.

A man, believed by neighbors to be in his 40s, who was wanted for questioning in the murder sat in the front yard with his bull mastiff dog on his lap after the stabbing, police said.  A standoff with Columbus police and SWAT members ensued until about 7:15 p.m., when stun guns were used to subdue him and his dog, police said. 

The man was taken into police custody and transported by medics to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center to be checked out before he is questioned by police.

A section of Chinaberry Drive between Barberry Lane and Applegate Lane remained closed Thursday night while homicide detectives began their investigation.




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