Early this morning in Columbus, Ohio Marlazia Jones-Mattox, 21, passed away in a shooting along with her boyfriend, 23-year-old Keith Williams III. Marlazia was 35-weeks pregnant with her first child, a baby boy. Doctors were able to save the baby’s life and he remains in hospital in critical condition.
The shooting occurred during an apparent robbery inside a home around 11:45 p.m. on January 1, 2018. Three people were shot. Keith passed away at the scene. Marlazia Jones-Mattox was taken to hospital and she succumbed to her injuries half an hour later at 12:15 a.m. today. An unidentified third person is in critical condition.
Columbus Police say there are no suspects identified at this time. Detectives are looking for a silver or grey, mid-size SUV that was seen leaving the scene. The SUV may have several bullet holes in the passenger side, police say.
Marlazia’s family said she was looking forward to being a mom.
Our prayers are with her baby boy. Our sympathies are with their loved ones and friends. Rest well Keith and Marlazia Jones-Mattox