Warrant issued for West Point man connected to fatal shooting

Staff Writer

A West Point teenager is wanted by the Columbus Police Department in connection to a Dec. 19 shooting that left a Columbus teenager dead.

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton on Thursday confirmed a felony warrant had been issued for Damorio Sanchez Price-Ewing, 19, of West Point.

Price-Ewing is being charged with accessory after the fact. In a Facebook post, the CPD described Price-Ewing as 5-foot-7-inches tall and weighing 137 pounds.

"This charge means the suspect aided in the crime in some way," Shelton said in the post. "We won't go into the details of what the suspect did, but it is clear he had an active role in the crime. He took several actions that aided this crime, and that is why there is a felony warrant for him."

The victim of last week's shooting was 18-year-old Xavier Dora of Columbus. Dora was found by first responders with a gunshot wound at an abandoned house on Dec. 19, where investigators believe at least five people were engaging in some sort of illegal activity.
Dora was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus via ambulance where he died in surgery.

Another West Point teenager was arrested by CPD on Dec. 20 in relation to Dora's shooting. Shaquavas White, 18, was charged with manslaughter.

Shelton said the continuing investigation will focus on the individuals who were in the abandoned house with Dora before the shooting, starting with Price-Ewing.

"Someone knows where he is," Shelton said in the CPD Facebook post. "Aiding him in hiding is also a crime, so the best thing to do is to call us now. Helping him to hide will also send someone to jail and complicate things quickly, so make one call."

Anyone with information on Price-Ewing or last week's shooting is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.