Woman dies from July shooting on the Southeast Side

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A woman who was shot last month while trying to break into a home on the Southeast Side died from her injuries Friday afternoon, according to Columbus Police.

Police have now labeled the death of 48-year-old Twyla Marie Dillard a homicide.

Police were called just before 2 a.m. on July 19 to the 2000 block of Jonathan Park Way, south of Tussing Road, on a report of a shooting. There, they found Dillard lying on the ground; she had been shot.

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She was transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital in critical condition. She died Friday at 12:25 p.m.

Police said Dillard was attempting to break into a home on Jonathan Park Way in violation of a civil protection that had been filed against her. They did not identify the shooter and no one has been charged.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730.

This is the city’s 65th homicide of the year.

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