Police need your help find two brothers they believe to be responsible for a shooting that killed a 19-year-old and injured another on Sunday. Detectives say James Echols III, 22, and David Echols, 17, walked up to a car on Loretta Avenue Sunday evening and opened fire. Today, James was charged with one count of murder, his brother was charged with one count of murder and two counts of felonious assault.
The passenger in the car was 19-year-old Damon Waddell. Waddell was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver, a female, suffered critical injuries but is expected to survive.
Police say the suspects may have known the victims prior to the shooting but the exact motive has not yet been determined.
MURDER SUSPECTS, BROTHERS, WANTED FOR 7/9/17 HOMICIDE: 17yo David Echols & 22yo James Echols III. Considered armed & dangerous. CPD:645-4730 pic.twitter.com/VUm2czBwIJ
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) July 13, 2017
The Echolos brothers are also persons on interest in previous violent crimes that are still being investigated.
They are considered armed and dangerous.
Detectives say their last known address is Oaklawn Street, and believe they are still in northeast Columbus.
James is described as 6’4″ 179 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. David is described as 6’1″, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.Read more