Police arrest teen after woman shot while in bed Monday morning

Columbus police have announced arrests in two unrelated homicides -- one from 2021 -- and identified the victim from a third gunfire death earlier this week.

Columbus police have arrested suspects in two unrelated homicides, including one from July 2021, and identified a victim in a third fatal shooting.

Police on Thursday arrested 18-year-old Tyreese Watkins, of the South Side, in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Sorenta Hylton on Monday.

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Hylton was in bed in her apartment on the 1300 block of Vida Court on the city’s Southwest Side when shots were fired into the building around 3:45 am Monday, police said. A man who was in the apartment with Hylton called the police and said they heard the gunshots, but he was visually impaired and unable to see where Hylton was shot.

When the shots were fired into the apartment building, there were three children under the age of 13 that were asleep inside, according to police. None of them were injured.

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