Dennis Lewis Homicide – Reward up to $8,000

On Friday, January 18, 2008, at approximately 1:30am, unknown assailants committed a home invasion into 1161 Loretta Ave., the home of April Lewis and her 17-year old son Dennis. The assailants approached Ms. Lewis, holding her at gunpoint. The suspects then entered Dennis’ bedroom. Having been awakened by the commotion, Dennis began to fight with the attackers. April Lewis was unharmed. However, Dennis sustained a gunshot injury during the struggle. Dennis Lewis was transported to OSU Hospital where he died a short time later. The Columbus Police Department is aggressively attempting to identify the persons responsible for this heinous crime.

Crime Stoppers has posted a reward of up to $2,000.00 for any information received leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the persons responsible for this crime. In addition, a local attorney is offering an additional $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of persons responsible for this crime, along with an anonymous donation of $1,000. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS (8477) or e-mail us at 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

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.