Shawn Mapp sentenced to 50 years to life in prison

Posted on 11/29/2022

Defendant: Shawn Mapp

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Stephen McIntosh sentenced Shawn Mapp to a prison term of 50 years to life for the aggravated murder of Adrian Hardy and the attempted murder of Cheniqua Barton.

A Franklin County jury found Mapp, 36, of Columbus, guilty on five total counts in October. Mapp shot Hardy and Barton multiple times on the back patio of a Columbus business on Oct. 19, 2020. Evidence in the trial, including surveillance video from the business, showed Mapp and Hardy knew one another and may have been in a dispute.

Mapp was sentenced to 30 years to life on the aggravated murder count, plus three years for a firearm specification. He was sentenced to 11 years on the attempted murder count plus three years for a firearm specification. Mapp was also sentenced to three years on a weapons under disability charge. All sentences were imposed consecutively for a total of 50 years to life.

Franklin County Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Dan Cable and Rob Doersam handled the case.