Columbus man sentenced to life in prison for murder, attempted murder in pub shooting

A Columbus man convicted of murdering one and attempting to murder another in a 2020 shooting at a Far East Side pub is facing life in prison with the opportunity for parole in 50 years.

A Franklin County jury found Shawn M. Mapp Jr., 36, guilty Oct. 31 of aggravated murder in the death of 25-year-old Adrian Hardy and the attempted murder of Cheniqua Barton, then-28.

Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Stephen L. McIntosh sentenced Mapp on Monday to a prison term of 50 years to life.

On the evening of Oct. 18, 2020, Mapp walked through Donerick's Pub House, 6935 East Broad St., and onto the back porch. Mapp shot Hardy and Barton multiple times, according to the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office.

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Mapp then calmly walked back through the pub and out the front door, witnesses told authorities at the time.

Hardy died from a gunshot wound to the head. First responders rushed Barton, who had sustained a gunshot wound in the torso, to nearby Mount Carmel East hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery and survived.

Evidence presented during the trial, including surveillance video from the pub, showed Mapp and Hardy had known one another and had been in some kind of dispute. Barton said at Mapp's sentencing hearing that she couldn't eat for eight months and required multiple surgeries, including organ transplants.

“I had so many surgeries, but I came out of each and every single one of them, and I will continue to have that strength and continue to take back over my life, which he tried to take from me," Barton said.

Mapp did not speak at his sentencing hearing. His attorney, Mark Collins, said Mapp intends to appeal his case.

McIntosh sentenced Mapp to 30 years to life on the aggravated murder charge plus three years for a firearms specification; 11 years on the attempted murder charge plus three years for a firearms specification; and three years on a charge of having a weapon under disability. McIntosh imposed the sentences consecutively for a total of 50 years to life.

Mapp would not have an opportunity for parole until he is in his 80s.


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