A teenager has been arrested by the Columbus police over the shooting of an Ohio State University student on Sunday after a noisy disagreement outside an off-campus frat house, after the police confirmed they found the victim Chase Meola, 23, in an alley next to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house.
The police officers responded almost immediately after 2 am over a report of a shooting, while later confirming that Kinte Mitchell Jr., 18, was arrested a few blocks away and charged with killing Meola, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
“Reports indicate that individuals were asked to leave a house party in the area, and an altercation occurred outside,” they said.
Police revealed that Mitchell was not an Ohio State student and they were trying to find out how he was tensed at the party.
Information gathered revealed that Phi Kappa Psi had its student organization status revoked in June 2018 and is on disciplinary suspension through August 2022 due to hazing and endangering behavior, according to The Lantern, the Ohio State student newspaper.
“The Ohio State University community is in mourning, and our deepest condolences and support go to the family and friends of Chase,” campus police said in a statement.
Meola was a fifth-year marketing major from Mahwah, N.J. He was also a high school football standout who hoped to work on Wall Street, according to a report by the Newark Star-Ledger.
“Wall Street is where I would like to see myself in the near future. Ohio State was a great place for me to learn and perfect all my skills,” he said on LinkedIn, according to the paper.