Authorities: New Jersey student killed in shooting near Ohio State University campus
Authorities say an Ohio State University student from Mahwah was killed over the weekend in an early morning shooting near campus.
The university’s public safety department said Columbus police were dispatched Sunday shortly after 2 a.m. to a reported shooting in an alley, and found a man with a gunshot wound. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities identified the victim as Ohio State student Chase Meola, 23, a fifth-year marketing major from Mahwah.
Officials say reports indicated that some people were asked to leave a house party in the area and an altercation occurred outside.
No other injuries were reported in the shooting.
The man charged in the shooting death is due to make his initial court appearance Tuesday.
Eighteen-year-old Kintie Mitchell Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, is charged with murder in the death of Meola.
It wasn’t clear if he was involved in the altercation that led to the shooting. It wasn’t known Monday if Mitchell has retained an attorney.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.