- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a suspect in shootings that killed a mother and critically injured her 3-year-old son in North Carolina has been arrested in central Ohio.

Columbus police say they arrested 24-year-old Nathaniel Elijah Dixon around 1 a.m. Friday. Police in Asheville, North Carolina, say Dixon is wanted there on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury in the Thursday shootings. Asheville police say Candace Pickens was found shot to death at a park and her three-year-old son was found shot in the head.

The Asheville man is in jail awaiting extradition proceedings to return him to North Carolina. It could not be determined immediately whether Dixon has an attorney.

Asheville investigators say Dixon fled to Columbus after the shooting.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide