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Northland: Shooting deaths remain under investigation

Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two people who were found shot in a car that crashed in the 5700 block of Roche Drive last week.

According to Columbus Division of Police reports, officers responded at 12:54 a.m. June 20 to what they originally thought was a car accident and instead found two people in the vehicle who had been shot.

Both subsequently died after being taken to area hospitals.

The victims were identified as 24-year-old Dorcas Law of Clipper Court, and Delrec Avant, 22, of North Meadows Court. Avant was transported from the scene to the Ohio State University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:54 a.m.

Law was pronounced dead at 6:27 p.m. at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, according to the reporting officer.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A woman held up the Sunoco gas station at 1886 Tamarack Circe S. at gunpoint at 9:02 p.m. June 19. The woman, brandishing a handgun, walked into the business and demanded money and property, specifically a $6 pack of cigarettes, the report stated.

* A boy was robbed of his $299 motorized bicycle in the 5500 block of Cleveland Avenue at 8:20 p.m. June 19. The youth said the suspect pushed him off the bike and took off with it.

* A 30-year-old Millbank Road woman called police at 1:19 a.m. June 18 to complain that someone she met online was attempting to entice her to work for an "adult website."

The woman said she met the other person online and they exchanged photos and phone numbers. She said she was later offered employment "which she did not want any part doing," the reporting officer noted.

The woman said in spite of her refusal, the individual continued trying to contact her via text messages.

* Two bowling rings, one worth $900 and the other valued at $90, were stolen from a Hampstead Drive North man's car. The victim said he noticed the rings were missing from his 2008 Pontiac Grand Am at midnight June 17. He filed the report at a later time, stating he had traced one of the rings to a gold-purchasing store in Clintonville.

* Shots were fired into an apartment in the 2200 block of Teakwood Drive at 10:34 p.m. June 17. An officer responding to the scene recovered shell casings. The shots caused $300 in damage to drywall and $300 to a window, the reporting officer stated.

* A Tamarack Boulevard woman said she observed someone kicking her car in the parking lot of her apartment at 3:40 a.m. June 18. The suspect, who allegedly did $200 in damage, was briefly detained but not charged, according to the report.

* A Glendon Road woman contacted police at 6:36 p.m. June 17 to say that $4,500 worth of her property had been stolen or damaged.

She said that between 10:30 p.m. June 15 and 11 a.m. the day the report was filed, $1,000 worth of jewelry, a Coach purse valued at $250 and a $3,200 television set were removed from the home or vandalized.

* A juvenile filed a report at 8:44 p.m. June 16 saying she had been shot in the leg with an air rifle between 5 and 7 p.m. the day before in the 5800 block of Arborwood Drive.

* A mountain bike valued at $300 was reported stolen June 17 from a Tamarack Circle East apartment. The victim said someone cut open the rear screen to her apartment between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to steal the bike.

* The person who broke into a Stoneway Drive home sometime June 15 or 16 found the spare keys to a vehicle that was then used to make off with an $800 television set and a baby seat valued at $100. The victim said someone came in through a sliding glass door between 11 p.m. June 15 and 9 the following morning.

The stolen vehicle, a truck, was valued at $16,000.

* A Rockcastle Drive woman contacted officers at 8 a.m. June 16 to say someone had apparently entered her house sometime the previous evening or early that morning while she and her daughter were home. The woman said her daughter woke her at 7:30 a.m. to ask why the mother's purse was on the living room floor. It should have been in her bedroom, the woman said. Nothing appeared to have been taken, according to the report.

* Roommates in an apartment on Woodduck Way got into a dispute around 9 a.m. June 17 after one said she came home to find all of her dishes broken while the other claimed that her new sofa been burned and three pillows had been slashed.

The first woman said when she confronted her roommate about the plates, they started arguing. When she turned to walk away, she said the roommate hit her in the back of the head, tried to stab her with a kitchen knife and threw an iron at her.

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