Whitehall police arrested a second suspect April 8 in connection with a homicide last week - the city's second of the year.

Whitehall police arrested a second suspect April 8 in connection with a homicide last week - the city's second of the year.

Police arrested Quanchelle Dampha, 25, whose last known address was in the 200 block of Parklawn Avenue.

Dampha was arrested shortly after noon today, April 8, at a residence Spruce Tree Drive in east Columbus, where she was staying with an acquaintance of Emanuell Moncrief, 21, whom police arrested April 4 in the murder of 56-year-old Edward Earl Braswell outside his East Main Street apartment April 2.

Dampha is charged with complicity to murder, a first-degree felony, and a felony charge of tampering with evidence.

"(Dampha) bought and sold the gun (used in the fatal shooting)," Whitehall Sgt. John Grebb said.

The gun was sold to a business, and police have the weapon, Grebb said.

Dampha also is believed to be the woman witnesses saw driving a Ford Escape in which Moncrief fled after the shooting, Grebb said.

That vehicle was at the east Columbus residence where Dampha was arrested April 8 and is registered to a relative of Moncrief, Grebb said.

Police arrested Moncrief, whose last known address was in the 1700 block of Franklin Avenue, on April 4. He is charged with one count of murder, a first-degree felony.

"It was a loose lead, but we chased it down," Grebb said of a report that witnesses had seen someone who resembled Moncrief in the area of Parklawn Boulevard after the shooting.

"Then (Moncrief) showed up in (the police) lobby and said 'I hear you're looking for me,'" Grebb said.

Moncrief is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. April 15 in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Moncreif was arraigned April 6 in municipal court, where a $1 million bond was set, two days after his April 4 arrest.

Dampha is expected to be arraigned Saturday, April 9, in municipal court.

"(Dampha) referred to (Moncrief) as her fiancé, but he doesn't seem to agree that he knows her so well," Grebb said.

Moncrief and Braswell were not acquainted, police said.

Moncrief has not been forthcoming about the fatal shooting, Grebb said, but added that he doesn't believe he and Braswell had arranged any sort of meeting.

"This was a random act" that appears to be a robbery, Grebb said.

Witnesses reported hearing an exchange that sounded like demands for money immediately before the gunshots, Grebb said.

Whitehall police responded to a report of a shooting at 9:25 p.m. April 2 at an apartment complex at 4667 E. Main St., according to police Chief Mark Newcomb.

Police received calls reporting "that at least three shots" were heard coming from the direction of the parking lot, according to Sgt. Dan Kelso.

Police found Braswell, a resident of the apartment complex, in the parking lot.

Braswell had been shot at least once in the leg and was transported to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The fatal shooting is the city's second homicide. The first was a dispute Jan. 28 that left one man dead at a residence on Etna Street.

Police arrested James L. Short, 24, of Willow Hollow Drive, Columbus, for murder after he surrendered to police.

Short was charged with the murder of 28-year-old Aaron R. Levally, 28, of Hiawatha Street in Columbus.

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Columbus man charged in Whitehall's second homicide of the year

Whitehall police on April 4 arrested a Columbus man in connection with the city's second homicide of the year.

Emanuell Moncrief, whose last known address was in the 1700 block of Franklin Avenue in Columbus, was charged with one count of murder, a first-degree felony, and is incarcerated at the Franklin County jail.

He is charged in connection with the murder of Edward Earl Braswell, 56.

Whitehall police responded to a report of a shooting at 9:25 p.m. April 2 in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 4667 E. Main St., according to police Chief Mark Newcomb.

Police received calls reporting "that at least three shots" were heard coming from the direction of the parking lot, according to Sgt. Dan Kelso.

Police found Braswell, a resident of the apartment complex, in the parking lot.

Braswell had been shot at least once in the leg and was transported to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The shooting is the city's second homicide, following a domestic dispute Jan. 28 that left one man dead at a residence in the 4245 Etna Street.

Police arrested James L. Short, 24, of Willow Hollow Drive in Columbus for murder after he surrendered to police.

Short was charged with the murder of 28-year-old Aaron R. Levally, 28, of Hiawatha Street in Columbus.

Short allegedly stabbed Levally during a dispute in the front yard of a woman's Etna Street residence.

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Whitehall police investigating city's second homicide of 2016

Whitehall police are investigating the city's second homicide of 2016.

Police identified the victim as Edward Earl Braswell, 56, of 4671 E. Main St.

Police responded to a report of a shooting at 9:25 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 4667 E. Main St., Police Chief Mark Newcomb said.

Whitehall police received calls reporting "that at least three shots" were heard in the direction of the parking lot, according to Sgt. Dan Kelso.

Police found Braswell in the parking lot of the apartment building.

Braswell had been shot at least once in the leg and was transported to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, April 4, no arrests had been made and police continue to investigate.

Witnesses reported seeing Braswell argue with a man just before the shooting, Kelso said.

The suspect seen arguing with him is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and jeans and fled the scene in a light-colored Ford Escape driven by a heavy-set black female with red hair, police said.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Whitehall police at 614-237-6333.

The city's first homicide of the year followed a domestic dispute Jan. 28 on Etna Street.

Police arrested James L. Short, 24, of Willow Hollow Drive, Columbus, for murder after he surrendered to police.

Short is charged with the murder of 28-year-old Aaron R. Levally, 28, of Hiawatha Street, Columbus.

Short allegedly stabbed Levally during a dispute in the front yard of a woman's Etna Street residence.