Shawn Mapp Convicted in Deadly Shooting

Posted on 10/31/2022

Defendant: Shawn Mapp

A Franklin County jury on Friday, October 28, 2022, found
Columbus resident Shawn Mapp, 36, guilty of aggravated murder and attempted murder with firearm specifications during a week-long trial. The jury convicted Mapp of all five counts stemming from the shooting that left Adrian Hardy, 25, dead, and Cheniqua Barton, 30, seriously wounded.

On Oct. 19, 2020, Mapp shot both Hardy and Barton multiple times on the back patio at Donerick’s Pub at 6935 East Broad Street in Columbus. Evidence in the trial, including surveillance video from the bar, showed Mapp and Hardy knew one another and may have been in a dispute.

Barton suffered severe injuries to her torso and arm. She testified at trial that she recognized Mapp as the shooter from the surveillance video. She also testified that after she and Hardy went to the outdoor patio, Mapp came outside and shot them both at close range. Mapp elected not to testify.

Mapp was found guilty of:
• Aggravated murder (prior calculation and design)
• Murder (purposeful)
• Murder (felony)
• Attempted murder
• Felonious assault

Franklin County Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Dan Cable and Rob Doersam handled the case. Judge Stephen McIntosh presided over the trial. Judge McIntosh revoked Mapp’s bond at the request of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Doersam. A sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 28, 2022, at 9 a.m. Mapp faces the possibility of life without parole based upon the aggravated murder conviction.