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Week of July 1st thru July 11th, 2015

HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/11/2015
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Eric Wooten #1544
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 2513
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 7/11/2015 Time: 6:14 A.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 135 Franklin Park West Zone: 5 Precinct: 12
Incident Report #: 150606944
Cruiser District: 120

Victim: Dominique Deshawn Thomas
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 23

Suspect: Unknown

Incident Summary: On Saturday, July 11, 2015, at approximately 6:14 A.M., Medics and Officers were dispatched to the area of Franklin Park South and Franklin Park West, on a report of a male down on the sidewalk. Officers and Medics arrived and found the victim deceased, laying on the sidewalk, across from 135 Franklin Park West.

The investigation continues.

This is the 50th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015.

Detective Eric Wooten #1544 is the primary; assisted by Detective Ronda Siniff #1766.

Anyone with any information should call CPD Homicide @ 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers 645-TIPS.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-11-2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Jeff Brandt
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 2629
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 7-11-2015 Time: 2:48 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 5481 E. Livingston Ave. #C Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident Report #: 150606699
Cruiser District: 142

Victim: John A. Pope II
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 19

Incident Summary: On 7-11-2015 at approximately 2:48 AM, CPD Officers were called to 5481 Livingston Avenue Apt. #C, on the report of a shooting inside the apartment. Upon their arrival, officers found the victim, later identified as John A. Pope II, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound.

Truro Township Medic 162 responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at 3:01 AM.
At this time there is no known motive and no identified suspects. Anyone with information on this assault is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or CrimeStoppers at 645-8477 (TIPS).
This is the 49th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150606699.
The investigation continues.

Detective Jeff Brandt is the primary detective assisted by Detective Lowell Titus.

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Fatal Traffic Crash

Media Information Date: 7-11-2015
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Public Informational Office Phone: (614) - 645 - 4593
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Traffic Crash Date: 7-11-15 Time: 2:51 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: Livingston Ave / Beechwood Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150606703 Cruiser District: 91

Decedent:
Name: Allison, Alysia M. Sex: F Age: 28

Incident Summary:
On July 11, 2015 Alysia Allison was crossing Livingston Ave. east of Beechwood Rd.
at approximately 2:51 A.M. Mrs. Allison was struck by a white sedan, possibly Mercedes,
traveling westbound on Livingston Ave. Mrs. Allison was then struck by a second vehicle,
possibly a light colored mini van. Mrs. Allison was pronounced deceased at scene by CFD
Medic #21. Both vehicles that struck Mrs. Allison fled the scene.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the hit skip drivers or the
vehicles that were involved in the crash are encouraged to contact the Accident
Investigation Unit (614) 645-4767.

***UPDATE***

     On July 11, 2015 a white 1999 Mercedes, Ohio plate GLB 9950, was located and determined to be the first vehicle to strike Mrs. Allison. The owner of the Mercedes, 37 year old Antoine Vaughn, has been found to have been the driver at the time of the crash. Mr. Vaughn was arrested and charged with Failure to Stop after Accident (F3).


This is the city’s 26th traffic related fatality this year.
Crash remains under investigation.

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: July 11, 2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Chapman 645-4587
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4587
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: July 11, 2015 Time: 12:35 a.m
Location of Offense/Incident: Sullivant Avenue and Central Avenue Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 150606367
Cruiser District: 83

Victim: Anthony Dunn
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 42

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Charges: Felonious Assault

Incident Summary: On July 11, 2015 at approximately 12: 34 a.m., Columbus Police Patrol Officers responded to a shooting in the area of Sullivant Avenue and Central Avenue. After being shot, the victim, Anthony Dunn ran to the corner gas station where officers found him. Mr. Dunn was shot in the lower body and transported to Mount Carmel West in stable but serious condition. Assault Unit detectives responded to the scene. At this point, there is very little information on what occurred.

Anyone with information regarding this assault is encouraged to call Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Crime Stopper 645-TIPS.

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Felony Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: July 11, 2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Trivette
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felony Assault Date: 07/10/15 Time: 9:45
Location of Offense/Incident: 795 Gibbard Avenue Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Incident Report #: 150605843
Cruiser District: 73

Victim: Bennie Barlow Jr.
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 48

Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age:
Charges: Felonious Assault
Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File

Incident Summary: On July 10, 2015 at 9:45 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 801 E. 5th Ave. on a report that an individual was shot. Upon officers arrival contact was made with the victim, Bennie Barlow Jr. Mr. Barlow had been shot in the stomach. Later information revealed the shooting occurred at 795 Gibbard Ave. Mr. Barlow was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. The suspect, fled the shooting location with no direction of travel known. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Detective K. Trivette 654-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 654-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: July 9, 2015
CAP Bureau / ASSAULT Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. R. VanVorhis #1679
Phone: (614) 645 - 0100
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 7/9/15 Time: 11:43pm
Location of Offense/Incident: R/O 62 S. Ogden Ave. Zone: 3 Precinct: 10
Incident Report #: 150602609
Cruiser District: 101

Victim: Algernon Johnson III
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 27

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 25-30

Incident Summary: On July 9, 2015, at approximately 11:43 p.m., Algernon Johnson III was driving down the alley behind 62 S. Ogden Ave. when he was confronted by an unknown white or light skin hispanic male. Mr. Johnson was pistol whipped in the face after the male approached his window. As Mr. Johnson sped off, he heard multiple gunshots and the sound of bullets hitting his vehicle. After seeing police officers, Mr. Johnson pulled over and advised them what happened. Mr. Johnson was treated at scene for a laceration to his head and is expected to make a full recovery. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to please contact Columbus Police Assault Detective VanVorhis @ 614-645-0100 or Crime stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: July 8, 2015
Homicide Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Grasham #1661
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault / Shooting Date: 7/7/2015 Time: 4:29 p.m
Location of Offense/Incident: Livingston Ave. / Miller Ave. Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
Incident Report #: 150594827
Cruiser District: 111

Victim: Johnnie Lee Blackwell Jr.
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 24

Incident Summary: On Tuesday July 7, 2015 at approximately 4:29 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of Livingston Avenue and Miller Avenue on a call of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Mr. Johnnie Lee Blackwell Jr. who was shot in the back. No description was given of the shooter. Mr. Blackwell was transported by Columbus Fire Medics to a local area hospital in critical condition, but was later upgraded to stable condition. Any person with information regarding this incident is requested to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS (645-8477).

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HOMICIDE / Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-8-2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: David Dennison #1610
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4927
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE / Felonious Assault Date: 7-7-2015 Time: 1:48 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1383 S. Hamilton Road Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident Report #: 150593033
Cruiser District: 143

Victim: Jerron D. Henry - Deceased
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 35

Victim: Tefere G. Shiferaw
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 19

Incident Summary: On 7-7-2015 at approximately 1:48AM, Jerron Henry was shot four times and transported to a local hospital in critical condition, but was later updated to stable condition. Tefere Shiferaw was shot once to the hip and transported in stable condition. Victims and witnesses were not cooperative in the investigation.

At this time there are no suspects. Anyone with information on this assault is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or CrimeStoppers at 645-8477 (TIPS).

** UPDATE**: On 7-7-2015 at 7:09 PM, Jerron Henry succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the shooting and was pronounced deceased at Mt. Carmel West Hospital. This is now a Homicide investigation.
This is the 48th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150593033.
The investigation continues.

Detective David Dennison is the primary detective assisted by Detective Robby Warnick.

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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/7/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Guy Patete #1447
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4075
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 7/7/2015 Time: 10:58 A.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1159 W. Broad Street Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 150593854
Cruiser District: 83

Victim: Jason J. Derracco
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 46

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Incident Summary: On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at approximately 10:58 A.M., Officers were dispatched to the Family Dollar, located at 1159 W. Broad Street, on a report of "shots fired". Officers arrived and found a number of spent shell casings in the parking lot. Within minutes, Officers were dispatched 110 Wisconsin Avenue on a report of an unknown male, who had entered the residence asking for help. Officers subsequently arrived and located the victim, who was hiding in the basement. The victim indicated that he was at the Family Dollar waiting for a friend, who went inside of the store, when three (3) unknown male black subjects began firing at him, for an unknown reason. He stated that he immediately fled the area and stopped at the residence on Wisconsin Avenue to summon help. The victim was not injuried but he had outstanding Traffic Warrants for his arrest.

The investigation continues.

Detective Guy Patete #1447 is the primary Detective.

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: July 7, 2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Lent
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: July 7, 2015 Time: 8:05 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 5910 Scarborough Zone: 2 Precinct: 20
Incident Report #: 150593464
Cruiser District: 202

Victim: Motel 6

Victim: Holiday Inn Express

Victim: Country Inn and Suites

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B

Incident Summary: On July 7, 2015 at 8:05 am a male black suspect entered the Motel 6 on Scarborough Blvd with a semi-automatic handgun displayed. The motel employee complied when the supect demanded cash. Unknown amount of cash was taken.

On July 7, 2015 at 10:17 AM the same suspect entered the Holiday Inn Exprees at 4041 Hamilton Sq Blvd. He again had a semi-automatic handgun displayed and again demanded cash from the employee. The employee complied with the demand. The suspect fled the scene and was possibly in a Olive Green SUV. Unknown amount of cash was taken.

On July 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM the same suspect entered the Country Inn & Suites at 2900 Airport Rd as he did before and demanded cash. No loss reported

The suspect is decribed as a dark complexioned male black in his late 20's to early 30's. He is 6' to 6'2" tall, 150 to 160 pounds. He was wearing a red shirt with a white scull type emblem on the back, white baggy shorts, and brown/tan work boots. He also wore a black winter style hat with a mask.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665.

Video is available at the information desk. Please blurr out the faces of employees.

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-7-2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Peter Pappas # 1639
Phone: (614) 645 - 6132
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 7-7-2015 Time: 1:48am
Location of Offense/Incident: 1383 S. Hamilton Road Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident Report #: 150593033
Cruiser District: 143

Victim: Jerron Henry
Sex: M
Race: O
Age: UNK

Victim: Tefere Shiferaw
Sex: M
Race: O
Age: UNK


Incident Summary: On 7-7-2015 at approximately 1:48AM, Jerron Henry was shot four times and transported to a local hospital in critical condition, but was later updated to stable condition. Tefere Shiferaw was shot once to the hip and transported in stable condition. Victims and witnesses were not cooperative in the investigation.

At this time there are no suspects. Anyone with information on this assault is encouraged to call the Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Crimestoppers.

This incident is still under invesitgation - Investigators have no motive into this shooting incident at this this time.

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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/3/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Matt Smith #2036
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 7/3/2015 Time: 3:10 A.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 3341 Derbyshire Drive Apt. A Zone: 1 Precinct: 6
Incident Report #: 150578882
Cruiser District: 61

Victim: Asad Abdi
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: Unknown

Suspect: Guhaad H. Said
Address: 3341 Derbyshire Drive Apartment A
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 39
Charges: Felonious Assault
Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Incident Summary: On Thursday, July 3, 2015, at approximately 3:10 A.M., Officers and Medics were dispatched to 3341 Derbyshire Drive, Apartment A, on a report of a person who was stabbed. Upon arrival, officers found the victim suffering from multiple cuts & lacerations. The victim was transported to Riverside E.R. by CFD Medic #61 in stable condition. Officers also found two (2) additional victims at the scene, who also sustained various wounds from being stabbed with a knife. The victims identified the suspect and indicated the incident occurred as a result of a disagreement and fight between the suspect and victims. All of the victims are expected to recover from their injuries. The suspect was arrested at the scene. A Search Warrant was executed to gather evidence, from the scene, associated with the crimes. The investigation continues.

Detective Matt Smith #2036 is the primary Detective, assisted by Detective Randy VanVorhis #1679.

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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 07/02/15
Detective Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Robbery Unit
Phone: (614) 645-4665 -
Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery
Date: 07/02/15
Time: 1:38PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1435 W. Broad St
Zone: 2
Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 150576107
Cruiser District: 83
Victim: PNC Bank

Suspect: UNK
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 20 - 30

Incident Summary: On 7-2-15 at 1:35PM, a male white in his mid-20's entered the PNC Bank located at 1435 W. Broad St. The man produced a note that demanded the teller put money in an envelope that he provided. The teller complied and the man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Photos of the suspect are included. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at (614) 645-4665. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477)

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Fatal Hit Skip Traffic Crash

Media Information Date: 7-2-15
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Karnes Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767 Ext: 61617
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Hit Skip Traffic Crash Date: 7-1-15 Time: 11:10pm
Location of Offense/Incident: I-71 S/B at E. Broad St. Zone: 5 Precinct: 16
NetRMS Report #: 150574809 Cruiser District: 161

Decedent:
Name: MOSS, SADIE M Sex: F Age: 61
Other Involved Parties:
Name: WILLIS, MARION E III Sex: M Age: 58
OVERTURF, ERIN J F 28

Incident Summary: On 7-1-2015 at 11:10 pm, Marion Willis of Columbus was operating a 1996 Geo Tracker southbound on I-71 north of E. Broad St. Erin Overturf of Columbus was also southbound on I-71 operating a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero. Ms. Overturf failed to maintain assured clear distance ahead causing the right front of her Alero to strike the left rear of the Tracker. The collision caused the Tracker to lose control and strike the median wall. Mr. Willis and Sadie Moss were ejected from the Tracker. Both were transported to Grant Medical Center. Ms. Moss died from her injuries at 11:51 pm. Ms. Overturf fled the crash scene on foot but was arrested a short time later.

This is the City’s 25th Traffic Related Fatality this Year.

This is an on-going investigation.

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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/1/2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. J. Wood #1719
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665 Ext: 2559
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: 7/1/2015 Time: 11:40am
Location of Offense/Incident: 4848 Reed Rd Zone: 1 Precinct: 17
Incident Report #: 150572473
Cruiser District: 174

Victim: United Midwest Savings Bank

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 30's

Incident Summary: On July 1, 2015 at approximately 11:40am an unknown suspect entered the United Midwest Savings Bank located at 4848 Reed Rd and approached the teller counter. The suspect gave the teller a threatening note that demanded money. The victim teller complied with the demand and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money. The suspect fled the bank on foot.

The suspect was described as a male black in his 30's, approximately 5'7"-5'8", 160-170lbs, stocky build, wearing a red OSU ball cap, aviator sunglasses, grey fleece pull over, and blue jeans.

The incident was captured on the banks surveillance cameras and still photos of the suspect are attached.
*Please blur out the employee faces*

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect are asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 645-4665

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Aggravated Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: July 1, 2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Lent
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Type of Offense/Incident: Aggravated Robbery Date: July 1, 2015 Time: 5:40 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 6700 Hayden Run Rd. Zone: 1 Precinct: 17
Incident Report #: 150571865
Cruiser District: 173

Victim: Giant Eagle Get Go

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B

Incident Summary: On July 1, 2015 a male black suspect dressed in all black with a black mask over his face met the store employee as he was opening. The suspect displayed a black handgun and ordered the victim employee inside. Once inside, the suspect demanded cash and Newport 100 cigarettes.The victim employee complied with the demand and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

The suspect is described as male black 26 to 30 years old, 6' tall, 190 pounds. He was described to have a stocky to muscular build.

Video will be available at the 1st floor Information Desk - Please blur the face of the victim employee when airing the video.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Police Robbery Unit


Week of July 12th thru July 18th, 2015

HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-17-2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Michelle Henry
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4953
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 7-17-2015 Time: 3:29 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 3831 Scales Drive Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
Incident Report #: 150627618
Cruiser District: 193

Victim: Clement Dwight Cooper
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 36

Suspect: Michael Antonio Long
Address: 369 St. Clair Avenue 43211
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 32
Charges: Murder (2903.02B)

Incident Summary: On 7-17-2015 at approximately 3:29 AM, CPD Officers were called to 3831 Scales Drive on the report of a shooting inside the house. Upon arrival, the officers found that two (2) armed male suspects had reportedly been burglarizing the home when they were surprised by the residents returning home from work. Several struggles ensued inside the residence resulting in several family members being injured and one of the suspects being critically injured.

Prairie Township Medic 193 responded to the scene and pronounced the suspect deceased at 4:06 AM.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or CrimeStoppers at 645-8477 (TIPS).

This is the 52nd Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150627618.
The investigation continues.

Detective Michelle Henry is the primary detective assisted by Detective Rob Wachalec.

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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: July 16, 2015
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective B.Laird #2025
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665 Ext: 4441
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: July 16, 2015 Time: 6.04pm
Location of Offense/Incident: 6225 E. Main St. Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident Report #: 150626132
Cruiser District: 142

Victim: Family Dollar

Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Incident Summary: On July 16, 2015 at 6.02pm, an unknown male suspect entered the Family Dollar located at 6225 E. Main Street and looked around the store for a couple of minutes. He approached the clerk and demanded the money from the drawer. The clerk complied and placed the money in a bag. The suspect fled out the front door and drove away in a white vehicle.

The male was described as a male black with a dark complexion, 5'8, 170lbs, and a goatee. He was wearing a tan baseball cap, sunglasses, a Cleveland Browns Jersey, blue jeans, and white shoes.
Surveillance pictures of the suspect are available at the information desk.
Anyone having information about the suspect's identity is encouraged to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit at 614-645-4665.
RE: ROB 2015-0507

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: July 16, 2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Chapman #1725
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: July 16, 2015 Time: 2:26 a.m
Location of Offense/Incident: 985 Joyce Avenue Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Incident Report #: 150624012
Cruiser District: 71

Victim: Marcus D. Price
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 33

Victim: Demetrius Davis
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 32

Incident Summary: On July 16, 2015 at approximately 2:26 a.m., patrol officers responded to a shooting in the parking lot of 985 Joyce Avenue. Patrol located two victims listed above. One male, Marcus Price was lying outside of his vehicle that crashed at the scene. He was transported to Grant Hospital in critical condition with mulitiple gunshots to his upper body. The second victim, Demetrius Davis was located in the parking lot with gunshots to his lower body. Assault Unit Detectives responded to the scene. At this time, detectives do not have much information or a motive.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting are encourage to call Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Crime Stopper 645-TIPS.

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HOMICIDE - UPDATE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-16-15 UPDATED
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. A. Mall #2009
Phone: (614) 645 - 4220
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 7-15-15 Time: 3:06 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: Reeb Ave & S. 6th St. Zone: 2 Precinct: 13
Incident Report #: 150622025
Cruiser District: 130

Victim: Juvenile
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 16


Suspect: Dustin W. Parsley
Address: LKA 1733 S. 4th St. Columbus OH
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 22
Charges: MURDER

Suspect: Alexandria R. Bowen
Address: 1270 Brown Rd.
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: F
Race: W
Age: 21
Charges: MURDER

Incident Summary: Incident # 150622025. On July 15, 2015 at 5:06 pm, patrol officers responded to the area of Reeb Ave. and S. 6th St. on a shooting with a reported victim, M/W 16 years old. Victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced a short time later. Initial information indicates this is part of an on-going dispute. The exact motive remains unknown at this point in the investigation. Suspect photo is not being released at this time due to the continuation of this investigation. Detective Aaron Mall is the primary detective and is assisted by Det. Glasure.

This is the 51st homicide of 2015 in Columbus Ohio.

The Investigation Continues.

UPDATE: On July 16, 2015 Homicide detectives located the 2nd suspect, Ms. Alexandria R. Bowen. She was then transported to HQ to be interviewed, processed and transported to the Franklin County Jail.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus Police Homicide at 614-645-4730 or the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 614-645-TIPS.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-15-15
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. A. Mall #2009
Phone: (614) 645 - 4220
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 7-15-15 Time: 3:06 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: Reeb Ave & S. 6th St. Zone: 2 Precinct: 13
Incident Report #: 150622025
Cruiser District: 130

Victim: Juvenile
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 16


Suspect: Dustin W. Parsley
Address: LKA 1733 S. 4th St. Columbus OH
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 22
Charges: MURDER

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age:
Charges:
Incident Summary: Incident # 150622025. On July 15, 2015 at 5:06 pm, patrol officers responded to the area of Reeb Ave. and S. 6th St. on a shooting with a reported victim, M/W 16 years old. Victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced a short time later. Initial information indicates this is part of an on-going dispute. The exact motive remains unknown at this point in the investigation. Suspect photo is not being released at this time due to the continuation of this investigation. Detective Aaron Mall is the primary detective and is assisted by Det. Glasure.

This is the 51st homicide of 2015 in Columbus Ohio.

The Investigation Continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbus Police Homicide at 614-645-4730 or the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 614-645-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/15/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Guy Patete #1447
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4075
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 7/15/2015 Time: 2:20 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: Linwood Ave. & Stanley Ave. Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
Incident Report #: 150621875
Cruiser District: 111

Victim: Marquez Donte Simpson
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 24

Suspect: Unknown
Address: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black

Incident Summary: On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at approximately 2:20 P.M., Officers and Medics were dispatched to the area of Linwood Avenue and Stanley Avenue, on a report of a person who was shot. Upon arrival, officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Grant E.R. by CFD Medic #15 in stable condition. According to witnesses, the victim was walking eastbound on Stanley Avenue, just west of Linwood Avenue, when an unknown male black subject drove up next to the victim; engaged in conversation and fired at him. The suspect then fled in an unknow direction.
The investigation continues.

Detective Guy Patete #1447 is the primary; assisted by Detective Melissa Carlson #1329.
Anyone with any information should call CPD Homicide @ 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers 645-TIPS.

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NEWS RELEASE
DIVISION OF POLICE • COLUMBUS, OHIO
KIMBERLEY K. JACOBS • CHIEF OF POLICE


For Immediate Release:

For further information, Contact:
Sergeant Rich Weiner at 614-645-4593


Public Information Office
July 15, 2015
MA# 63-2015


Woman Suffers Injury After Dog Charges Officer


On June 11, 2015, at approximately 10:08 pm, officers were dispatched to 1817 Minnesota Avenue on the report of a woman being held against her will by armed acquaintances of a wanted homicide suspect. Numerous officers surrounded the residence at which time an unknown man opened the front door and immediately retreated into the house upon seeing the officers.


Officers shouted numerous commands for the occupants to come out. Moments later the front door opened and multiple people began to exit the house. One of the occupants was a woman who officers believed was the victim. They ordered her to an area in close proximity to the house when a pit bull burst out of the unsecured door and charged toward the group of officers.

One officer, Richard Foster II #1198, fired three shots at the pit bull. The dog was not struck, however the shots forced the dog to change its course, at which point it ran from the area. The shots hit loose gravel near the house. Moments later the woman alerted officers that she believed she had been shot. Officers assessed her injury and observed what appeared to be a cut to her left hand. She was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital where medical personnel removed a small metal shaving from her “pinky” finger. She was released a short time later. No other injuries were reported.

No charges were filed. It was later determined the occupants inside the house were not being held against their will. Investigators are awaiting ballistic results to determine if the metal fragment came from the officer’s bullets.

This incident will be investigated by the Critical Incident Response Team (made up of specially trained investigators from the Homicide Units). The final investigative package will be forwarded to the Columbus Division of Police Firearms/Police-Involved Death Review Board and the Chain-Of-Command for review.


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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/15/15
CAP Bureau / Robbery Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Robbery Unit
Phone: (614) 645 - 4665
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: 5/13/15 Time: 10:15 am
Location of Offense/Incident: 2713 Eastland Mall Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150402858
Cruiser District: 93

Victim: Foot Action

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 20-25 yrs

Incident Summary: On May 13, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered the Foot Action store located inside Eastland Mall, inquired about a pair of shoes, and wanted to buy other clothing. Upon approaching the counter to check out with the items, the suspect displayed a black handgun, pointed it at the store employee, and demanded the bag of clothing and shoes. The suspect took the items and fled on foot.

The suspect was described as: male, black, 20-25 years old, short, 5'6" tall, long dreds, wearing a red T-shirt, black pants with rhinestones on the back, a floral bucket style hat, red tennis shoes, carrying a small sequined backpack, and armed with a black revolver.

Surveillance video of the incident is available at the 1st floor Information Desk in Columbus Police Headquarters.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Columbus Police Robbery Unit. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-465-TIPS(8477).

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/15/2015
CAP Bureau / ASSAULT Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: MATTHEW SMITH
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4218
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 7/15/2015 Time: 12:35AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 1019 LORETTA AVE Zone: 4 Precinct: 2
Incident Report #: 150620495
Cruiser District: 24

Victim: RODDALE GARMANY
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 22

Incident Summary: THE VICTIM WAS IN THE AREA OF 1019 LORETTA AVE WHEN HE WAS SHOT IN THE FACE BY AN UNKNOWN PERSON. THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO AN AREA HOSPITAL IN LIFE THREATENING CONDITION BUT THAT CONDITION HAS SINCE BEEN UPGRADED TO STABLE. DETECTIVES RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AND INTERVIEWED TWO PEOPLE THERE BUT HAVE NO SUSPECT(S) AT THIS TIME.
IF ANYONE HAS INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SHOOTING, PLEASE CONTACT DETECTIVE MATTHEW SMITH OF THE ASSAULT UNIT AT 645-4141.

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HOMICIDE - UPDATE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-11-2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Jeff Brandt
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 2629
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE ** UPDATE ** Date: 7-11-2015 Time: 2:48 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 5481 E. Livingston Ave. #C Zone: 2 Precinct: 14
Incident Report #: 150606699
Cruiser District: 142

Victim: John A. Pope II
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 19

Suspect: Tykeim Maurice Mayes
Address: 3883 Rosland Drive 43207
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 18
Charges: CTC Murder (2923.03 A2)

Suspect: Paris Rai'Shannon Royal
Address: 3778 Ducat Street 43207
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 19
Charges: Murder (2903.02A)

Incident Summary: On 7-11-2015 at approximately 2:48 AM, CPD Officers were called to 5481 Livingston Avenue Apt. #C, on the report of a shooting inside the apartment. Upon their arrival, officers found the victim, later identified as John A. Pope II, deceased inside the apartment.

**** UPDATE **** On 7-13-2015, Homicide Detectives filed Murder and Complicity to Commit Murder charges on the above listed suspects. One suspect (Mayes) was already in custody on separate charges (CCW), and the other suspect's whereabouts are unknown (Royal).

Investigators ask that any pictures of the two suspects not be released for any purpose at the present time, due to ongoing case investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or CrimeStoppers at 645-8477 (TIPS).

This is the 49th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150606699.

Detective Jeff Brandt is the primary detective assisted by Detective Lowell Titus.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/14/2015 - UPDATE
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Eric Wooten #1544
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 2513
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 7/11/2015 Time: 6:14 A.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 135 Franklin Park West Zone: 5 Precinct: 12
Incident Report #: 150606944
Cruiser District: 120

Victim: Dominique Deshawn Thomas
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 23

Incident Summary: On Saturday, July 11, 2015, at approximately 6:14 A.M., Medics and Officers were dispatched to the area of Franklin Park South and Franklin Park West, on a report of a male down on the sidewalk. Officers and Medics arrived and found the victim deceased, laying on the sidewalk, across from 135 Franklin Park West.

The investigation continues.

This is the 50th Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015.
Detective Eric Wooten #1544 is the primary; assisted by Detective Ronda Siniff #1766.
Anyone with any information should call CPD Homicide @ 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers 645-TIPS.

UPDATE:
The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds, which resulted in his death. Anyone who has any information and/or who was with the victim in the hours and days preceeding his death should contact Detective Wooten, in the CPD Homicide Unit.

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Felonious Assault / Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: July 14, 2015
C.A.P. Bureau / ASSAULT Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Jude
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4503
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 07/13/2015 Time: 9:40 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 3559 E. Broad St. Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150616425
Cruiser District: 90

Victim: James A. Schmidt
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 59

Suspect: Unknown
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B


Incident Summary: On July 13, 2015 at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 3559 E. Broad St. on a man shooting a gun. Upon arrival the officers located a scene that consisted of one shell casing and blood, but no victim. At approximately 9:44 p.m., officers were dispatched to an area hospital where a male walked in with a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was uncooperative. The detectives determined that the victim had been shot during some type of altercation while in front of 3559 E. Broad Street. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit, Detective J. Jude at 645-4503 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS. The investigation continues.

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Fatal Traffic Crash

Media Information Date: 07/13/2015
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Public Information Unit Phone: (614) - 645 - 4593 Ext:
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Traffic Crash Date: 07/13/2015 Time: 0907
Location of Offense/Incident: Sullivant / Derrer Zone: 3 Precinct: 10
Incident Report #: 150614142 Cruiser District: 101

Decedent:
Name: Nyal E. Brown Sex: M Age: 77
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Brian G. Fritz Sex: M Age: 39

Incident Summary:
On July 13, 2015 at about 9:07am, Franklin County Deputy Brian Fritz was operating a Ford Explorer Sheriff cruiser westbound on Sullivant Ave. just east of Wilson Rd. with activated lights and siren. At the same time 77 year old Nyal Brown of Hiler Rd. in Columbus was operating his Chevy Astro Van and entered Sullivant from the private driveway at 3505 Sullivant Ave. The cruiser collided with the driver side of the van and Mr. Brown was ejected. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Deputy Fritz is a 14-year veteran of the FCSO Patrol Bureau assigned to the west side of the County
As with any traffic fatality inside the City of Columbus, the Columbus Police Accident Investigation Unit is conducting an investigation. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an administrative investigation with respect to that agencies policies and procedures.

This is the 28th traffic fatality in Columbus in 2015.

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Felonious Assault / Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/12/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Glenn Bray #2095
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: 7/12/15 Time: 5:31 pm
Location of Offense/Incident: Buckingham St. @ N. Monroe Avenue Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Incident Report #: 150612069
Cruiser District: 70

Victim: Eric Stromer
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 19

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 20's

Incident Summary: On July 12, 2015 at approximately 5:31 p.m., a shooting occurred at the corner of Buckingham Street and North Monroe Avenue. The suspect fired gunshots at the victim Eric Stromer during a verbal altercation. Mr. Stromer was struck once in his right leg. Mr. Stromer was transported to a local area hospital in stable condition. The suspect fled the scene after the incident. This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.


Week of July 19th thru July 25th, 2015

Fatal Traffic Crash

Media Information Date: 7-26-15
Columbus Division of Police
Traffic Bureau / Accident Investigation Unit
Kimberley Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective McWhorter Phone: (614) - 645 - 4767 Ext: 61616
Type of Offense/Incident: Fatal Traffic Crash Date: 7-26-15 Time: 12:58am
Location of Offense/Incident: E. Livingston Ave. at Cunard Rd. Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
NetRMS Report #: 150659982 Cruiser District: 92

Decedent:
Name: Hector A. Walker Sr. Sex: M Age: 46
Other Involved Parties:
Name: Lawrence M. White Sex: M Age: 25

Incident Summary:
On 7-26-2015 at 12:58am, Hector Walker was operating a 2003 Susuki motorcycle eastbound on E. Livingston Ave. approaching Cunard Rd. At the same time Lawrence White was operating a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix westbound on E. Livingston Ave. Mr. White attempted to turn south onto Cunard Rd. into the path of Mr. Walker. The motorcycle struck the right side of the Grand Prix. Mr. Walker was thrown from the motorcycle onto the asphalt. Columbus Fire Medic #21 arrived and pronounced Mr. Walker dead at 1:03am.

This is the City’s 30th traffic related fatality this year.

This is an on-going investigation

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 07/25/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. A. Federer #1432
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 4011
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 07/25/2015 Time: 6:26 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: 868 Oakwood Ave. Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
Incident Report #: 150658662
Cruiser District: 111

Victim: Isaiah Steward
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 18

Incident Summary: On July 25 2015 at approximately 6:26 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Oakwood Ave. and E. Sycamore St. on a shooting. Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim, Isaiah Steward at 868 Oakwood Ave. Mr. Steward stated he was sitting on a near by porch when he heard a single gunshot and then realized he had been struck. Mr. Steward had been shot one time in the right thigh and the bullet traveled to his groin area. Mr. Steward was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Assault Detective Adam Federer at 645-4011 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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Discharge Firearm Into Habitation

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/23/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Guy Patete #1447
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4075
Type of Offense/Incident: Discharge Firearm Into Habitation Date: 7/23/2015 Time: 11:20 AM
Location of Offense/Incident: 220 Chatterly Lane Zone: 2 Precinct: 13
Incident Report #: 150649931
Cruiser District: 131

Victim: Tommy Edwards
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 53

Suspect: Ricky Jermain Newton
Address: 346 Akeya Court
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Other
Age: 23
Charges: Discharge Firearm Into Habitation (F-2)

Incident Summary: On July 23, 2015, at 11:20 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of Chartterly Lane and Fortner Street on a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and found several bullet holes in the front of the residence at 220 Chatterly Lane. Witnesses followed the suspect a short distance to 346 Akeya Court. The victim indicated an unknown person fired several shots at his residence, one of which traveled through the single family home, eventually striking the refrigerator. The victim also stated there were several other persons inside of the home, when the incident occurred, but that no one was injured as a result of this incident. Officers subsequently went to 346 Akeya Court, where witnesses positively identified the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The investigation continues.

Detective Guy Patete #1447 is the primary, assisted by Detective Ronda Siniff #1766.

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Robbery

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 07/22/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Pappas #1639
Phone: (614) 645 - 6132
Type of Offense/Incident: Robbery Date: 07/22/2015 Time: 12:55 A.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 12 S. Terrace Ave Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
Incident Report #: 150645394
Cruiser District: 190

Victim: Anthony Stephen Staley
Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: 26

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: White

Incident Summary: The victim was walking east bound in the alley behind 12 S. Terrace Ave when he was approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect demanded his money, and when the victim said he had none, the suspect shot once in the air with a black handgun. The victim said he started to hand the suspect $40 he had on his person, when the suspect fired a second time, which grazed him on the left side of his head. The victim ran to Broad St. where he collapsed and a witness assisted him by calling 911. The victim was transported to a local hospital and will recover from his injury. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-21-15 UPDATED
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. A. Welsh #937
Phone: (614) 645 - 3805
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 7-20-15 Time: 8:20 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 2278 Springmont Ave. Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
Incident Report #: 150640827
Cruiser District: 191

Victim: Charles Mahon
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 61

Suspect: Jalen Rashaad Hall
Address: LKA 2309 Hanna Dr 43211
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 21
Charges: MURDER

Suspect: Alexa S. Curtis
Address: 577 S. Highland Ave.
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 20

Incident Summary: Incident # 150640827. On July 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm, patrol officers responded to 2278 Springmont Ave. on a shooting with a reported victim, Charles Mahon M/W 61 years old. Victim was pronounced at the scene a short time later. Initial information indicates this incident started as a verbal dispute and escalated into a shooting shortly after the suspect arrived at the scene. The suspect fired multiple shots at persons on the porch of 2278 Springmont. The victim was on the inside of his home when he was shot. The exact motive remains unknown at this point in the investigation. Detective Amy Welsh is the primary detective and is being assisted by Det. Kestner.

This is the 53rd homicide of 2015 in Columbus Ohio.

**UPDATE** Murder charge has been filed on a 2nd suspect, Ms. Alexa S. Curtis FB 20. Both suspect photos are attached and can be released.

The Investigation Continues.

Anyone with information about this homicide or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact Columbus Police Homicide at 614-645-4730 or the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 614-645-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/21/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Guy Patete #1447
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4075
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 7/20/2015 Time: 12:13 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1094 East Whittier Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
Incident Report #: 150639172
Cruiser District: 114

Victim: Dwayne T. Alexander
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 24

Suspect: Feras Salem Hawanieh
Address: 1416 Striebel Road
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Other
Age: 32

Charges:
Incident Summary: On July 20, 2015, at 12:13 pm, Officers were dispatched to the area of East Whittier Street & Wilson Street on a report of a male who had been shot by the clerk, who was working at Jordan’s Food Market, which is located at 1081 East Whittier Street. Officers arrived and found a male lying in the alley, just east 1094 East Whittier Street, with a gunshot to his right arm. The victim was transported by CFD Medic #14 to Grant Hospital E.R. in stable condition and is expected to survive.

Several witnesses identified the clerk at the carryout as the one who shot the victim. The suspect was identified as Feras Salem Hawaniew but he claimed he was not involved in the incident. However, video cameras in the area clearly indicated Mr. Hawaniew exited the carryout; pulled out a handgun and fired one shot at the victim, who was across the street. The video also showed the suspect putting the firearm into his rear pants pocket, as he walked back to the carryout. The suspect was arrested at the scene without incident.
Detective Guy Patete #1447 is the primary.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-21-15
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. A. Welsh #937
Phone: (614) 645 - 3805
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 7-20-15 Time: 8:20 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: 2278 Springmont Ave. Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
Incident Report #: 150640827
Cruiser District: 191

Victim: Charles Mahon
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 61

Suspect: Jalen Rashaad Hall
Address: LKA 2309 Hanna Dr 43211
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 21
Charges: MURDER

Suspect:
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B

Incident Summary: Incident # 150640827. On July 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm, patrol officers responded to 2278 Springmont Ave. on a shooting with a reported victim, Charles Mahon M/W 61 years old. Victim was pronounced at the scene a short time later. Initial information indicates this incident started as a verbal dispute and escalated into a shooting shortly after the suspect arrived at the scene. The suspect fired multiple shots at persons on the porch of 2278 Springmont. The victim was on the inside of his home when he was shot. The exact motive remains unknown at this point in the investigation. SUSPECT photo is NOT being released at this time due to the continuation of this investigation. Detective Amy Welsh is the primary detective and is being assisted by Det. Kestner.

This is the 53rd homicide of 2015 in Columbus Ohio.

The Investigation Continues.
Anyone with information about this homicide or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact Columbus Police Homicide at 614-645-4730 or the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 614-645-TIPS.

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HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/19/15 UPDATED
CAP Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Tim Welsh
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4222
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 5/31/15 Time: 8:03 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: Willamont Ave & Walcutt Ave Zone: 5 Precinct: 7
Incident Report #: 150465840
Cruiser District: 72

Victim: Courtney L. Elmore
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 29


Suspect: Davon A. Granger
Address: LKA 2213 Jermain Dr.
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 21
Charges: MURDER

Incident Summary: On May 31, 2015, Courtney Elmore was seen getting into a white or cream colored minivan in the area of Willamont Ave & Walcutt Ave. Almost immediately after, Mr. Elmore was seen lying on the ground and the van had driven off. Mr. Elmore was pronounced dead at the scene. Information has been developed during the investigation that has led to charges being filed against Mr. Granger for the death of Mr. Elmore.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit @ 645-4730 or Crimestoppers @ 461-TIPS.

This is the 34th homicide of 2015.

Detective T. Welsh is the lead detective. Investigation continues.

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 07/18/2015
CAP Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. A. Federer #1432
Phone: (614) 645 - 4141 Ext: 401
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 07/18/2015
Location of Offense/Incident: Morse Rd. & Northtowne Blvd. Zone: 1 Precinct: 18
Incident Report #: 150633071
Cruiser District: 183

Victim: Marcus Walker
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 32

Victim: Marie Singer
Sex: F
Race: B
Age: 54

Suspect: Unknown
Address:
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: B

Incident Summary: On July 18, 2015 at approximately 4:53 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of Walford St. and Morse Rd. on a report of a gunshot fired. Officers eventually located the victims, Marcus Walker, and Marie Singer who had pulled into the police substation at 4560 Karl Rd. Mr. Walker told officers that he was driving on Northtowne Blvd. approaching Morse Rd. when the driver of a maroon Malibu pulled along side him and fired a single gunshot at them.

That gunshot struck the passenger, Ms. Singer, and then struck the driver, Mr. Walker in the chest. Both Mr. Walker and Ms. Singer were transported to area hospitals in serious condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Assault Detective Adam Federer at 645-4011 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

 

Week of July 26th thru July 31st, 2015

HOMICIDE

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-31-2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Detective Greg Stevens
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 3750
Type of Offense/Incident: HOMICIDE Date: 7-30-2015 Time: 10:30 PM
Location of Offense/Incident: A/O 3332 Kenaston Drive Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150677442
Cruiser District: 93

Victim: John Doe
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 59

Incident Summary: On 7-30-2015 at approximately 10:37 PM, CPD Officers were called to the intersection of Kimberly Parkway and S. Hamilton Road on the report of a single car traffic accident. Upon arrival, the officers found that the driver of the vehicle had been critically injured from a gunshot wound and was unresponsive. The victim was transported by CFD Medic 23 to Grant Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased at 11:07 PM.

Further investigation revealed that the victim was a pizza delivery person who had been shot while attempting to deliver a pizza to a vacant address. The victim was robbed and shot, then fled the area in his vehicle, getting as far as the previously listed intersection. The victim has been identified, however his identity is being held pending notification of the next of kin.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 645-4730 or CrimeStoppers at 645-8477 (TIPS). The investigation continues.

This is the 55nd Homicide in Columbus, Ohio in Calendar Year 2015. Incident #150677442

Detective Greg Stevens is the primary detective assisted by Detective Jennifer Gribi.

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Endangering Children

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 07/28/2015
SVB Bureau / Physical Child Abuse Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Sgt John Hurst
Phone: (614) 645 - 4287
Type of Offense/Incident: Endangering Children Date: 07/28/2015 Time: 1600
Location of Offense/Incident: 334 Buttles Ave #C Zone: 5 Precinct: 16
Incident Report #: 153039012
Cruiser District: 163

Victim: Juvenile
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 4mths

Suspect: James T. Howell
Address: 334 Buttles Ave #C
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 25
Charges: Endangering Children 2919.22(A)

Incident Summary: On July 25, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm, the victim sustained a fractured skull which resulted in a subdural hematoma and severe brain trauma caused from blunt force impact to the head. The child is currently in critical condition and is expected to survive the injuries at this time.

The suspect, the victim’s father, was charged with Felony Child Endangerment and arrested at 10:45am on July 28, 2015.

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Felonious Assault / Shooting

Media Information Date: July 29, 2015
Columbus Division of Police
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. M. Williams #1975 Phone: (614) - 645 - Ext: 4141
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Shooting Date: July 28, 2015 Time: 3:19 p.m.
Location of Offense/Incident: IFO 505 S. Harris Ave Zone: 3 Precinct: 19
NetRMS Report #: 150668846 Cruiser District: 194

Victim: David A. Woods Sex: M Race: Black Age: 44
Victim: Unidentified Female Sex: F Race: White Age: Mid 20's
Victim: Sex: Race: Age:

Suspect: Unknown Address:
Arrested Warrant on File Sex: M Race: W Age: Mid 20's

Incident Summary: On July 28, 2015 at approximately 3:19 p.m. the victim drove to the area of S. Harris Ave and Sullivant Ave where he made contact with an unidentified male and female white. The male white produced a firearm shooting the victim twice in the upper body. One of the bullets struck the female once in the right foot. Both were taken to a local hospital in stable condition. The motive for the shooting is still unknown.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Assault Unit 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/28/2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Jamie Porter #320
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4075
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 7/28/2015 Time: 1:15 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 1314 E. Livingston Avenue Zone: 5 Precinct: 12
Incident Report #: 150668452
Cruiser District: 124

Victim: Justin O. Tyler
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 37

Suspect: Dennis E. Lawson
Address: 794 Miller Avenue
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 41
Charges: Felonious Assault (F-2)

Incident Summary: On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at approximately 1:15 P.M., Officers and Medics were dispatched to the rear of 1314 E. Livingston Avenue, on a report of a person who had been struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found the victim injured and laying in the alley. The victim was transported to Grant E.R. by CFD Medic #15, in critical condition. According to witnesses, for unknown reasons, the suspect repeatedly struck the victim with his vehicle; subsequently fled the area and parked the suspects' vehicle in the rear of 794 Miller Avenue. The suspect was apprehended near the scene. The attending E.R. Physician indicated he believes the victim will survive the injuries he sustained, as a result of this incident.
The investigation continues.

Detective Jamie Porter #320 is the primary; assisted by Detective Andrew Mitchell #1212.
Anyone with any information should call CPD Homicide @ 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers 645-TIPS.

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Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7-28-2015
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Assault Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Peter Pappas # 1639
Phone: (614) 645 - 6132
Type of Offense/Incident: Shooting Date: 7-28-2015 Time: 2:01am
Location of Offense/Incident: 3774 Kimberly Parkway North Zone: 2 Precinct: 9
Incident Report #: 150667271
Cruiser District: 93

Victim: Gerald L. Robinson
Sex: M
Race: B
Age: 31

Incident Summary: On July 28, 2015 at approximately 2:01AM Gerald Robinson was fired at by an unknown suspect while he was sitting in his vehicle at 3774 Kimberly Parkway North. Mr. Robinson attempted to drive off and crashed into a residence at 2471 Mason Village Court. Mr. Robinson was located by officers in front of 3746 Noam Court, and found to be shot multiple times, and he was transported to a Grant Hospital in critical condition. Mr. Robinson was later upgraded to stable condition and expected to recover from his injuries.
Anyone with information on this assault is encouraged to call the Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Crimestoppers.

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Felonious Assault Shooting

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 07/27/2015
CAP Bureau / ASSAULT Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: DET. JUDE #2155
Phone: (614) 645 - 4503
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault SHOOTING Date: 07/27/2015 Time: 2:47 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: 316 S. PRINCETON AVE. Zone: 3 Precinct: 8
Incident Report #: 150665165
Cruiser District: 83

Victim: JOSHUA SHAMBLIN
Sex: M
Race: W
Age: 24


Incident Summary: On July 27, 2015, at approximately 2:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 316 S. Princeton Ave. on a shooting. Upon arrival the officers met the victim, Mr. Shamblin. He stated that he was sitting on the steps of his residence when he was shot in the leg. Mr. Shamblin explained that he heard one gunshot from an unknown direction. He also advised that he did not see who shot him. Mr. Shamblin was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 645-TIPS.

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Felonious Assault

Media Information
Columbus Division of Police
Date: 7/27/2015 - UPDATE
Crimes Against Persons Bureau / Homicide Unit
Kim Jacobs, Chief of Police
For further information, contact: Det. Guy Patete #1447
Phone: (614) 645 - 4730 Ext: 4075
Type of Offense/Incident: Felonious Assault Date: 7/15/2015 Time: 2:20 P.M.
Location of Offense/Incident: Linwood Ave. & Stanley Ave. Zone: 5 Precinct: 11
Incident Report #: 150621875
Cruiser District: 111

Victim: Marquez Donte Simpson
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 24

Suspect: Travis Defarro Roland
Address: 2911 Grand Haven Drive
Arrested Warrant on File
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Age: 34
Charges: Felonious Assault (F-2)

Incident Summary: On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at approximately 2:20 P.M., Officers and Medics were dispatched to the area of Linwood Avenue and Stanley Avenue, on a report of a person who was shot. Upon arrival, officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Grant E.R. by CFD Medic #15 in stable condition. According to witnesses, the victim was walking eastbound on Stanley Avenue, just west of Linwood Avenue, when an unknown male black subject drove up next to the victim; engaged in conversation and fired at him. The suspect then fled in an unknow direction.
The investigation continues.

Detective Guy Patete #1447 is the primary; assisted by Detective Melissa Carlson #1329.
Anyone with any information should call CPD Homicide @ 645-4730 or Crime Stoppers 645-TIPS.

UPDATE:
The Suspect (CPD I.D.#48114B) was apprehended by SWAT Personnel without incident. He was charged with one (1) count of Felonious Assault and transported to the Franklin County Jail.