WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) – One woman is dead and a suspect was found in North Carolina hours later after a shooting outside a Blendon Township grocery store Tuesday.

According to Columbus police, 24-year-old Amara Jones was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the head inside a car outside of the Sunbury Plaza shopping center on the 5900 block of Sunbury Road at approximately 5:50 p.m. Officers performed CPR and first aid to Jones, medics took her to St. Ann’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:22 p.m.

After several hours on the run, 29-year-old Rodney Amir Perry was arrested in North Carolina, just after 1 a.m. According to a Franklin County Municipal Court affidavit, Perry called his mother as well as 9-1-1 and admitted to shooting Jones.

Rodney Perry (Courtesy/Columbus Division of Police)

Blendon Township detectives originally searched for Perry at a home on the 7000 block of Waterfront Lane in Blacklick, where Perry is believed to live, but did not find him. Perry, who fled the scene in a 2017 gray Toyota pickup truck, was believed to have a rifle and two handguns with him and was considered armed and dangerous.

This story will be updated as more information is released.