Teen charged with killing 16-year-old at birthday party

Published 6:35 am Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder after police say he shot and killed a 16-year-old girl at a birthday party.

Curtis Lathan was arrested by Columbus police, the Commercial Dispatch newspaper reports, for killing Arykah Price White at a birthday party held at a city park last Saturday night.

Police say the shooting happened after a fight started at the party and Lathan allegedly fired into a crowd of people outside a building at the park.

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