This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Homicide that occurred in Columbus, Ohio in 2011.
On July 25, 2011, at approximately 3:45pm, former University of Kentucky basketball standout Desmond Allison was murdered, and Malcolm Goff was shot while in front of 2008 Maryland Avenue. During investigation interviews, detectives learned there were three male black suspects responsible for the shooting of Desmond Allison and Malcolm Goff. According to witnesses, Desmond Allison had a verbal dispute with a female black. During the course of the dispute, three male blacks arrived at the scene and exited a mini-van. One of the males confronted Mr. Allison and the two men fought. After Mr. Allison gained the upper hand, a male black, standing approximately 5’6 to 5’8” in height, retrieved a firearm from his waistband and began firing the weapon at Mr. Allison and his friends. According to witnesses, Mr. Allison ran in an attempt to avoid being shot, but to no avail. After the shooting, the three male blacks fled the area in the mini-van. One of the suspects has since been identified as Richard Lee Willis and charged and arrested. The other two are still at large. Photos of Desmond Allison may be viewed below:
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You may also submit a tip by downloading our new free P3 Tips mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms. We are no longer taking tips via text message.
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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.