A man was shot outside of a smoke shop in Columbus this Tuesday and authorities are trying to find out why. Oscar Louis Morgan Jr., 24-year-old man, was shopping at the Outlet Smoke Shop in McNaughten Centre around 1 a.m on May 14. Witnesses state Morgan was reportedly intoxicated when he entered the store and started physical altercations with both customers and employees.
Morgan’s behavior escalated so quickly, according to police, one of the store’s employees felt the need to fire their firearm at him. He was pronounced dead by an apparent gunshot wound according to emergency medical personnel at 1:08 a.m.
As of now, homicide detectives are reviewing CCTV footage of the scene to get a better understanding of what happened. So far, no charges have been filed and there are no plans to press charges against the employee who fired the gun. If you want to submit a tip, you can contact the Columbus Police Department at (614) 645 - 4730
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