HOMICIDES - SEPTEMBER 2023

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File Number: 2023-0119
Name: Jafar Shalid
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Age: 15
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/28/2023 at 8:48PM

Incident Address: 700 [Block] Avonia Dr.

Details: On September 28, 2023, at 8:48 PM, Columbus Police officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Avonia Dr. on a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found one victim, identified as JAFAR SHALID, M/B/15, suffering from a gunshot wound. Franklin Twp. Fire medics transported SHALID to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 10:01 PM. 

 

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File Number: 2023-0118
Name: Joseph Higgins
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Age: 39
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/26/2023 at 10:15PM

Incident Address: 1200 [Block] E. Weber Rd.

Details: On September 25, 2023, at approximately 10:15 PM Columbus Police Patrol officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Manchester Avenue on a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival they located a victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased at 10:41 PM. 

 

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File Number: 2023-0117
Name: Angel Gomez
Race: White
Sex: Female
Age: 44
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/25/2023 at 3:09PM

Incident Address: 5700 [Block] Pepperwood Ct.

Details: On Monday, September 25, 2023, at 3:09PM, Columbus Police Officers were called to the 5700 block of Pepperwood Ct. on a report of a person down. On arrival, officers found victim #1, an adult, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. CFD Medic 26 responded and pronounced victim #1 deceased at 3:21PM.

 

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File Number: 2023-0116
Name: Tyday'sha Robinson
Race: Black
Sex: Female
Age: 19
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/25/2023 at 10:26PM

Incident Address: 1600 [Block] Alona Dr.

Details: On September 24, 2023, at 10:26 PM, Columbus Police officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Alona Dr. on an unknown complaint after the caller reported a person was unresponsive. Upon arrival, officers found one victim, identified as ADULT #1, inside the residence and suffering from visible injuries. Clinton Twp. Fire medics transported the victim to a local hospital, where ADULT #1 was pronounced deceased at 11:27 PM. The suspect, LATRELL STAFFORD, M/B/19, was detained at the scene and has been charged with Murder.

 

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File Number: 2023-0115
Name: Brighton Davis
Race: White
Sex: Male
Age: 21
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/23/2023 at 11:31AM

Incident Address: 3000 [Block] Melissa Pl.

Details: On September 23, 2023, at 11:31am, Patrol officers were dispatched to the 3000 Block of Melissa Place on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located the M/W victim inside the apartment suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased by CFD Medic #21 at 11:39 am. Officers learned the suspect had fled the apartment with the firearm. Officers searched the area and located the suspect in the 3000 block of Bexvie Ave. The suspect was suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. CFD Medic #21 pronounced the suspect deceased at 12:22 PM.

 

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File Number: 2023-0114
Name: James Jones
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Age: 36
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/16/2023 at 12:09PM

Incident Address: 600 [Block] S. 22nd St.

Details: On September 16, 2023, at 12:09pm, Patrol officers were dispatched to the 600 Block of S 22nd Street on shots fired. Upon arrival, they located the victim, James Jones M/B/36, in the rear of this location suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Grant Hospital by CFD Medic #15 in critical condition. Despite receiving life-saving medical care, the victim was pronounced deceased at 1:00pm.

 

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File Number: 2023-0112 & 0113
Name: Tavia Copley & Taya Mollette
Race: White
Sex: Female
Age: 24
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/13/2023 at 11:38PM

Incident Address: 1500 [Block] S. High St.

Details: On September 13, 2023, at approximately 11:38 PM, Columbus Police officers were dispatched to the 1500 Block of South High Street on the report of a shooting. Officers arrived at scene and found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Ms. Tavia Copley was pronounced deceased at scene by Columbus Fire Medic #3 personnel at 11:46 PM. Ms. Taya Mollette was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced deceased at 12:29 AM on September 14, 2023. A third adult victim was transported to a local hospital but is expected to survive their wounds.

 

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File Number: 2023-0111
Name: Joseph Crumpler
Race: White
Sex: Male
Age: 30
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 1/15/2023 at 9:09PM

Incident Address: 2900 [Block] Azelda St.

Details: On Saturday, January 15, 2023, at 9:09AM, Columbus Police Officers were called to the 2900 block of Azelda Ave. on a report of an overdose. On arrival, officers found Joseph Crumpler, 30, suffering from an apparent overdose. CFD Medic 16 transported Crumpler to Riverside Hospital in critical condition, where he was pronounced deceased.
When interviewed by investigators, Rebecca Auborn, 32, admitted to supplying Crumpler with the narcotics that caused his death and stealing from Crumpler while he was incapacitated.

 

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File Number: 2023-0110
Name: Emily Foster
Race: White
Sex: Female
Age: 77
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/10/2023 at 5:11PM

Incident Address: 2000 [Block] Iuka Ave.

Details: On September 9, 2023, at 3:56 PM, Columbus Police officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Iuka Av. on a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found one victim, identified as EMILY E. FOSTER, F/W/77, suffering from a stab wound. Columbus Fire medics pronounced FOSTER deceased at 4:01 PM.

 

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File Number: 2023-0109
Name: Selena Edwards
Race: Hispanic
Sex: Female
Age: 19
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/8/2023 at 8:13PM

Incident Address: 4000 [Block] Refugee Rd.

Details: On September 8, 2023, at approximately 8:13pm, officers were dispatched to the 4000 Block of Refugee Rd on the report of a stabbing. Officers arrived at scene and found the Victim #1 suffering from a stab wound. Madison Township Medic #183 personnel arrived and pronounced
Victim #1 deceased at 9:08pm. Officers then found Victim #2, also suffering from a stab wound,
Victim #2 was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition. The name of Victim #1 is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. This investigation is on-going. Updated:  On September 9, 2023, the victim from this incident has been identified as Selena M. Edwards, next of kin notification has been made.  Detectives have filed an arrest warrant for Khayir A. Lock for his involvement in the death of Ms. Edwards.  Mr. Lock is in police custody and will be slated at the Franklin County Jail, once he is released from an area hospital.

 

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File Number: 2023-0108
Name: Eric Sankey
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Age: 34
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/7/2023 at 10:36AM

Incident Address: 600 [Block] S. Everett Ave.

Details: On September 7, 2023, at 10:36am, the victim, Eric Sankey M/B/34, was discovered unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, in the 600 Block of S. Everett Ave. CFD EMS 16 responded and pronounced the victim deceased at 10:47am. At this time, Investigators are still attempting to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.

 

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File Number: 2023-0107
Name: Shawn Grooms
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Age: 31
Year of Death: 2023
Date / Time: 9/3/2023 at 1:40AM

Incident Address: 6000 [Block] Channingway Blvd.

Details: On Sunday, September 3, 2023, at 1:40 AM, Columbus Police Officers working special duty responded to the 6000 block of Channingway Boulevard on a report of a shooting. Officers found one male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Columbus Fire Medic 162 personnel responded and pronounced the victim deceased at 1:50 AM. A second victim was transported to an area hospital by associates and is listed in stable condition. It is not yet determined what led up to the shooting, and the incident is under investigation.

 

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