Posted on 9/5/2017

Defendant: Anderson, Hassan, Radabaugh, and Webster

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Following a ten hour long hostage situation and home invasion, two victims were murdered execution-style and two others were wounded.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned four indictments respectively on Julius Ledale Anderson, age 22, Aden Abdikadir Hassan, age 19, Joshua B. Radabaugh, age 31, and Desmond L. Webster, age 36, in connection to the July 19, 2017 felonious assault of victim Ashley Tucker, age 27, attempted murder of victims Mulhidin Haji, age 22, and Omar Mohamed Omar, age 21, and the double murders of Abdul Cadir Ali Yussef, age 19, and Mohamed Ali Mohamed, age 26, that occurred at the Wedgewood Village Apartments located in the 800 block of Wedgewood Drive near Briggs Road on the West Side of Columbus.  The counts in the various indictments include Aggravated Murder with Specification, Murder with Specification, Attempted Murder with Specification, Felonious Assault with Specification, Aggravated Robbery with Specification, Aggravated Burglary with Specification, Kidnapping with Specification, and Having Weapons While Under Disability.  There are four counts of Aggravated Murder with Specification and four counts of Murder with Specification regarding the two victim deaths because there are different methods to commit the crime of murder and the Prosecutor’s Office typically charges all methods”, O’Brien stated.  It is alleged that Anderson, Hassan, Radabaugh, and Webster broke into the apartment and held four victims hostage for ten hours, threatening to shoot them.  “Eventually the men opened fire, killing two of the men, injuring one of the men, and injuring a woman in the first floor apartment below when the bullets travelled through the floor into her unit,” O’Brien stated.  It is further alleged that after the shooting, the four suspects fled the scene.  Two of the suspects fled the state and were picked up in Oklahoma.  O’Brien commended the Columbus Police Department for their thorough investigation of the case.  Webster is in the process of being brought back to Ohio from Oklahoma.  Arraignments for Anderson, Hassan, and Radabaugh are set for Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 South High Street in downtown Columbus.