MAN WHO SHOT AT PARKED CAR 10 TIMES INDICTED FOR SHOOTING DEATH OF ONE OF OCCUPANTS INSIDE THE VEHICLE
Posted on 4/3/2020
Defendant: Terrance Leon Roane
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This suspect shot at a parked car with three occupants inside the vehicle and one person right outside the car, killing one of the occupants inside.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Terrance Leon Roane, age 27, for two counts of Aggravated Murder, two counts of Murder, three counts of Felonious Assault, and one count of Having Weapons While Under Disability (all counts with various specifications including Firearm, Gang, and Repeat Violent Offender specs) in connection to the March 5th, 2020 murder of Deonte Kyle Yepes, age 36. On that morning at approximately 10:00 am, Yepes was seated in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle with two other occupants inside the car and one person just outside of the car in the 500 block of Napoleon Avenue in Columbus. “Roane was observed walking in front of the vehicle and after seeing Yepes seated in the car, Roane allegedly pulled out a gun, shot at the vehicle ten times, and then fled the scene,” O’Brien stated. Columbus Fire Medics arrived and transported Yepes to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Roane was arrested by SWAT on March 27th. O’Brien commended the Columbus Police Department for their investigation of this case. Arraignment for Roane is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 South High Street in downtown Columbus.