Waffle House Shooting Suspect: Ohio Police Hunt for 19-Year-Old Accused of Murdering Atlanta Man

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Authorities in Ohio are currently in pursuit of a 19-year-old suspect in connection to the fatal shooting of an Atlanta man at a local Waffle House earlier this week. The incident took place in the early hours of Monday near Ohio State University, prompting a swift response from Columbus police officers. The victim, 38-year-old Ronald Diggs, was found shot in the chest and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

According to reports, the altercation that resulted in the shooting began inside the restaurant before spilling out onto the street, ultimately leading to Diggs’ tragic death. The main suspect in the case, identified as Jaquan Curry, is currently on the run and is facing a murder charge.

Diggs, known by his stage name King Ry’Yon Shugahbear Tajoure, was in Columbus to perform at an arts district event when the violence took place. A close friend, Robbie Rickard, emphasized that Diggs had no involvement in the altercation that led to his untimely demise. Rickard highlighted Diggs’ passion for dancing, which had earned him numerous accolades at LGBTQ+ pageants.

Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding Diggs’ death or Curry’s whereabouts to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers.

The tragic loss of Ronald Diggs has reverberated within the community, as friends and supporters mourn the sudden passing of the talented performer. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting remains ongoing, with law enforcement actively seeking justice for the victim and his loved ones.

As the search for the suspect intensifies, authorities are committed to ensuring that those responsible for perpetrating violence within the community are held accountable. The impact of such senseless acts of violence underscores the importance of promoting safety and security within public spaces. In light of this tragedy, friends and supporters are coming together to honor the memory of Ronald Diggs and advocate for a safer, more peaceful community.