Standoff at north Columbus hotel ends

Suspect in custody


The suspect who barricaded himself inside a north Columbus hotel this morning (Nov. 17) is now in custody, according to Columbus Police.

Police identified the suspect as 22-year-old DeAnthoni Truss. The suspect was wanted in connection with a June shooting at an east Columbus convenience store that left one dead and two others injured.

The incident started around 7:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Suites on Hutchinson Avenue when US Marshals were attempting to serve a warrant to Truss.

10TV confirmed that Truss did get into a shootout with the federal agents. A woman who lives across the hall said she heard up to 20 shots fired.

Truss then barricaded himself in a bedroom and refused to come out. Columbus SWAT officers were then called to the scene.

SWAT evacuated the hotel floor-by-floor while authorities convinced Truss to come out.

Detectives had been searching for Truss since identifying him as the suspect in the convenience store shooting.

Truss has been charged with murder and felonious assault. He will appear in court Friday.

All lanes of I-270 were closed for several hours along with the ramps from I-71 north and south and Cleveland Avenue while police were attempting to take Truss into custody. All roads have since been reopened.

Suspect in custody