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.

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

Dampha was arrested at a residence in East Columbus, where she reportedly was staying with an acquaintance of Emanuell Moncrief, 19. Police arrested Moncrief on 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. She was arraigned April 9 in Franklin County Municipal Court and no bond was set. She has a preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. April 18.

"(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.

Moncrief, whose last known address was in the 1700 block of Franklin Avenue, 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. Friday, April 15, in Municipal Court. He was arraigned April 6, where a $1 million bond was set.

There appears to be a domestic relationship between Dampha and Moncrief, though it is not clear, police said.

"(Dampha) referred to (Moncrief) as her fiance, 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 but Grebb said there was no arranged meeting.

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

Witnesses reporting 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., said police Chief Mark Newcomb.

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

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, following a dispute Jan. 28 that left one man dead at a residence in the 4245 Etna St.

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.