A witness in Columbus’ most recent homicide heard the fatal gunshot and saw a man run from the idling cab in which police later found Byron Keith Brown still strapped into his seat belt with a gunshot wound to his head, a detective testified Thursday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Sandy Mitchell, 22, faces charges of murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the Sunday shooting of Brown, 58. Police say Mitchell shot Brown at Shelby Street and Munson Drive, robbed the cab driver and then ran some 300 yards to his house, where he hid the gun in his backyard.
Arrested Monday, Mitchell appeared Thursday in Recorder’s Court and pleaded not guilty. He’s being held without bond.