On Sunday, June 7, 2015, at approximately1:20pm, a shooting occurred in front of 1425 Demorest Road. Raheem Dearmond and Toure Benton were sitting in the front seat of their vehicle and Joviyon Stephen Turner and an unknown male black were sitting in the back seat. An altercation ensued and Mr. Turner and the unknown male pulled out their guns and began shooting at Mr. Dearmond and Mr. Benton. Mr. Dearmond was shot twice in the upper body and died from his injuries. Mr. Benton was shot in the neck and survived. Mr. Benton identified Joviyon Stephen Turner as the person who shot him and Mr. Dearmond. Columbus Police are still looking for the unidentified suspect.
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