Columbus police make arrest in Mellon St. double murder

Columbus police make arrest in Mellon St. double murder

Investigators say 37-year-old Earl Johnson fatally shot Lamonte Muff and Lyatray Buchanan on Aug. 25.

A third victim was found in the area of Canty Place and Cusseta Rd. on the same night before being rushed into surgery at Piedmont Columbus Regional.

The homicide investigation confirmed that the shooting of this other man was related to the murders of Muff and Buchanan.

Johnson now faces two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.

The 37-year-old is set to appear in Recorder’s Court Friday, October 18 at 9:00 a.m.

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