Father accused of killing 4-year-old son in double shooting at Columbus apartments

Jacquese Antwan Walker (Columbus Police Department)

The man wanted for shooting and killing his 4-year-old son and injuring the child's mother has been taken into custody Tuesday evening, according to the Columbus Police Department.

Officials say the deadly shooting happened shortly before 8 a.m. at the Liberty Commons Apartments on the 3300 block of North Lumpkin Road.

When police got to the scene, they found a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Another victim, 4-year-old Jacquese Walker. Jr., was found soon after and pronounced dead at the scene. 

Medics rushed the woman to a local hospital. She remains in critical condition as of Tuesday evening.

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit say they identified the suspect as 35-year-old Jacquese Antwan Walker, the boy's father.

Walker was taken into custody on charges of murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, the department posted to its Facebook page.