We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police regarding a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.
On 4/20/2021, at 3:38 a.m., Columbus Police responded to reports of multiple gunshots around the 200 block of E. 15th Ave. Officers on scene were then directed to 288 E 14th Ave where they located a victim in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers provided first aid and medics transported the victim to the Wexner Medical Center in serious condition where he later died. The deceased is not affiliated with Ohio State. No further details are available at this time as police are actively investigating this crime and have increased presence in the area.
Suspect details are limited. Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to call the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4545.
Crimes are never the fault of the victim. The Ohio State University Police Division encourages everyone to lock doors and windows. When possible, please walk with friends or coworkers and always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. If you see something, say something: report suspicious behavior by calling police. Additional safety resources are available at: https://dps.osu.edu/resources
The Ohio State University Police Division carefully considers information contained in safety notices. All decisions are handled on a case-by-case basis with the safety of our campus community in mind. Law enforcement officers and dispatchers are trained to interview witnesses in an effort to obtain as much information as possible, such as build, hair style, hair color, facial hair, skin tone, eye color, tattoos or identifying marks, teeth, clothing, shoes, etc. OSUPD may limit the use of race, or other descriptors, unless accompanied by a detailed description of the suspect. In an effort to share information in a timely manner, details may be limited and are based on information known or reported at the time of issuance.