Arrest made in fatal Propst Park shooting

July 23, 2019 6:28:50 PM



Columbus police have arrested a 17-year-old for the fatal shooting of a teenage girl at a city park late Saturday night.


Curtis Lathan, of 10th Avenue South, has been charged with murder, according to a Columbus Police Department press release. Lathan is accused of shooting Arykah Price White, 16, during a birthday party at Propst Park at about 11 p.m. Saturday.


Authorities said the shooting occurred when a fight began at the party. During the fight, Lathan allegedly shot into a crowd outside the park's community center, hitting White.



Lathan was denied bond, according to the press release.


The Dispatch will update this story in Wednesday's edition.