Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office secures guilty verdicts in 2022 shooting

Posted on 3/20/2024

Defendant: Kaleb Queen

A Franklin County jury and judge on Monday found Kaleb Queen, 35, guilty of six counts related to a 2022 shooting near a Columbus Division of Police substation on Woodrow Avenue. Cory Helffrich and Steven Schott prosecuted the case for the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Columbus Police officers testified that on May 25, 2022, they heard shots fired near the police substation. They testified that Queen, of Columbus, fired at the building. The shots prompted a high-speed police chase down Parsons Avenue. Queen fired three additional shots, one striking an elderly bystander’s vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Stephen McIntosh, who presided over the trial, and the jury collectively convicted Queen of six charges: one count of felonious assault, two counts of discharge over a prohibited premises, two counts of failure to comply and one count of having a weapon under a disability. Queen had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Judge McIntosh will sentence Queen on May 1. Queen faces a minimum 13 years and nine months in prison.