On January 4, 2008, at approximately 12:24am, Columbus Police officers were dispatched to 1073 S. James Road in regard to a shooting. Once at the residence, police found Thomas Hudson, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Mr. Hudson was transported to Grant Medical Center. Because of his injuries, Mr. Hudson could not speak at that time. However, during an interview with Mr. Hudson on January 31, 2008, he stated that two male black suspects came to his back door wearing ski masks. As Mr. Hudson attempted to shut the door, one of the suspects shot him. On February 19, 2008, Mr. Hudson died as a result of the gunshot wounds. At the time of his death, Thomas Hudson was the caregiver to his mother at their S. James Rd. residence. A photo of Thomas Hudson can be seen on the Crime Stoppers www.stopcrime.org website.
Crime Stoppers has posted a reward of up to $2,000.00 for any information received by December 26, 2012, leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the persons responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to “CRIMES” 274637, key word CMH.
Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller. Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. For more information on Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, visit our website at www.stopcrime.org.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.
Watch for the depiction of each “Crime of the Week” during newscasts on WCMH NBC 4, Sunday morning 7a.m., 9 a.m. and at 6 p.m., as well as Monday 12 Noon. Also watch for the depiction to be aired on WBNS 10TV, WSYX ABC 6, WTTE FOX 28, and featured in The Columbus Dispatch every Monday.