A trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 10 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court for a 21-year-old man accused of fatally shooting another man outside a Whitehall apartment building in September.

Whitehall police Sept. 5 arrested Treyrek Dashawn Hairston, suspected of shooting 29-year-old Trevel Robertson of Canal Winchester.

A Franklin County grand jury indicted Hairston on Sept. 12, according to court records. He is charged with one count of aggravated murder and underlying charges.

Hairston pleaded not guilty Sept. 16, records show.

A trial was set for Oct. 15 and continued to Dec. 10.

The trial is assigned to common-pleas Judge Colleen O'Connell, and Hairston is represented by attorney Mark M. Hunt, according to records.

Hairston remained in custody at the Franklin County jail Nov. 15 in lieu of a $500,000 surety bond and a $20,000 recognizance bond.

Whitehall Division of Police officers responded to a report of a shooting shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at an apartment at 768 S. Hamilton Road.

Police believe the shooting stemmed from an argument, Whitehall Lt. Brian Smith said.

Robertson was found lying in the yard at the apartment building with a gunshot wound, Deputy Chief Dan Kelso said.

The victim and suspect were acquaintances, police reports said.

Because the incident occurred near Rosemore Middle School, the building and Whitehall City Schools' four other buildings were placed on lockdown from about 2:30 to 3:10 p.m. the day of the shooting, district spokesman Ty Debevoise said at the time.

The first of multiple 911 calls to Whitehall police began at 2:26 p.m.

Callers told 911 dispatchers the victim was lying on the ground and "slightly breathing" and that they heard "10 to 15 shots."

One caller, hiding behind gas pumps at a gas station across the street from the site of the shooting, reported seeing Hairston run back inside after the shooting.

Whitehall officers apprehended Hairston, who initially fled from the scene, in the restroom of a store on South Hamilton Road, police Chief Mike Crispen said at the time.

Hairston surrendered when confronted by police and was taken into custody without further incident, Smith said.

Whitehall medics transported Robertson to Mount Carmel East, where he was pronounced dead, Kelso said.

Hairston has a prior criminal record, according to municipal court records.

In January 2018, Columbus police arrested Hairston for aggravated menacing, domestic violence and kidnapping. Then in December 2018, Columbus police arrested him for carrying a loaded handgun, according to municipal court records.

Whitehall police reported Hairston resided at the South Hamilton Road apartment building, but common pleas court records show Hairston's address on Rebecca Street in Columbus.

Hairston is charged in Whitehall's second homicide of 2019.

At 11:25 p.m. June 25, police responded to a report of a car that had crashed into a fire hydrant and into the front yard of a residence at McAllister and Pierce avenues and found the vehicle's driver had been shot.

Michael A. Hogan Jr., 20, of South James Road in Columbus was pronounced dead at the scene by Whitehall medics.

Hogan was traveling north on Pierce Avenue at McAllister when he was apparently shot, police said.

A witness reported seeing a male passenger run away from the vehicle, according to police.

No arrests have been made, Kelso said.

On Nov. 7, police arrested 38-year-old Crystal J. Lanier, of East Mound Street in Whitehall, in connection with the city's third homicide of 2019.

She is accused of fatally shooting the father of her juvenile son, 53-year-old Thomas Battle, at his apartment at 4450 Josephus Lane.

Lanier was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov. 20 in Franklin County Municipal Court.

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