Dominique Collins appeared in court Wednesday morning. He pled not guilty to murder charges.
Collins and Jalontaye Cleveland are charged with the murder of Patel.
Patel and his father were shot at their store 5 Corner Lotto on Linwood Boulevard in November. The father survived.
Columbus police are searching for two other suspects connected to Patel's death, 26-year-old Courtney Williams and 30-year-old Kimberly Huffman.
Cleveland will make his first appearance on Friday.