A teenager was shot and killed Nov. 27 in Clintonville while attempting to rob a resident, Columbus police said.

The intended victim of the robbery also was shot.

The shooting was reported to police at 2:43 p.m. Nov. 27 at an apartment building on the 4900 block of North High Street, near Morse Road.

Officers and paramedics arrived to find the suspected robber and a robbery victim both with gunshot wounds, reports said.

Police identified the suspect in a news release as Duvon Mathews, 17, of Northland. Mathews was shot multiple times.

The intended victim was identified as Matthew Martin, 21, of Clintonville.

A neighborhood resident who called 911 told a dispatcher he saw Mathews and two other males enter Martin's apartment and then heard several gunshots. The man told the dispatcher he then saw several males run out of the apartment, with some fleeing in a red car. Mathews drove to Martin's North High Street apartment to rob him, according to police reports, and Martin and Mathews shot each other during the attempted robbery.

Paramedics took both men to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Mathews was pronounced dead at the hospital early Nov. 28.

Martin had been released from the hospital by Nov. 29, reports said. A man who called 911 to report the shooting said it looked as if Martin's head had been grazed by a bullet.

Martin has not been charged in connection with the incident, court records show.

Mathews' death marked the city's 97th homicide of 2018.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call the Columbus Division of Police homicide unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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