Today’s Midweek Special focuses on a Homicide which took place in Fairfield County.
Per Sheriff Dave Phalen, on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at approximately 12:27am, Deputies were in the 6800 block of Crumley Road SW in Amanda Township, investigating a loud party call when they heard gunshots. As they approached the scene, two individuals were located with gunshots wounds.
Both victims were transported to Fairfield Medical Center where one of the victims succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been positively identified as Devante Marquise Strickland, 27 years old of Columbus, Ohio. A joint investigation involving The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfield County Prosecutor’s Office, Fairfield County Coroner’s Office, Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification is ongoing. A photo of Devante Strickland may be viewed on our website at www.stopcrime.org.
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