Three Arrested After Report of Shots Fired at Apartment Complex

(COLUMBUS) – Three people were arrested after Columbus police responded to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Charleston Place in Columbus early Thursday morning.

While investigating the incident, reported at 1:10 a.m. officers found drugs and money.

Officers found several bullet holes in two nearby apartments and requested additional officers to respond.

Papa M. Sylla

The officers began evacuating residents from the apartment building and contact was eventually made with 24-year-old Papa M. Sylla, a resident of one of the apartments that had been shot into. 

Sylla told police he was inside his apartment with 25-year-old Alhadj Diaw, of Columbus, and 21-year-old Kedisha Brown, also of Columbus, when several men wearing ski masks attempted to push their way into the apartment. Sylla told police the men fired several shots into his apartment door. 

Alhadj Diaw

Nobody inside the apartment was injured.

Officers secured a search warrant for the apartment and found hundreds of THC vape cartridges, approximately two pounds of marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms, and more than $13,000 in cash.

Police arrested Sylla and Diaw on charges of dealing marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, and possession of controlled substances.

Kedisha Brown

Brown was arrested on a charge of visiting a common nuisance.