Father of 3 killed in grocery store beating — 3 teens arrested after ‘laughing and enjoying

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Three teenagers have been arrested for beating an Ohio father of three to death. 

Columbus police say the incident happened at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6.

The three young men allegedly engaged the victim, 53-year-old Donnie Smith, inside a Kroger grocery store, WSXY-TV reported.

The suspects were asked to leave by security after getting into an altercation with patrons inside the store, and then the fight continued outside, police said.

Smith was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he later died. 

One of the friends who was with Smith at the time told WSXY the group was “trying to pick on whoever they could.”

Charging documents obtained by the local ABC station say Smith was “unconscious and bleeding from the head due to the beating” and that the group was “laughing and enjoying themselves” while assaulting him. 

Smith died two weeks after the assault, the media outlet reported. 

The three young men allegedly engaged the victim, Donnie Smith, 53, inside a Kroger grocery store, WSXY-TV reported. Google Maps

The suspects left the scene in a red vehicle, cops said. 

Police did not say how homicide detectives got on their trail, but they did say they arrested 18-year-old Dionta Hughes, 19-year-old Jamarion Evans-Bennett and 17-year-old Jayden Agee on murder charges.

Photos of Hughes and Evans-Bennett were released, but not Agee since he is a minor. 

Police did not say how homicide detectives got on their trail, but they did say they arrested 18-year-old Dionta Hughes, 19-year-old Jamarion Evans-Bennett (pictured) and 17-year-old Jayden Agee on murder charges. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Photos of Hughes (pictured) and Evans-Bennett were released, but not Agee since he is a minor. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus police. 



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