This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on two Homicides which took place on the Southside of Columbus in 2015.
On January 9, 2015, Columbus police officers were dispatched to 299 Harland Drive on the report of multiple victims who had been shot. As the officers pulled up to the scene, they witnessed a vehicle parked on the side of the road with two victims inside the vehicle with gunshot wounds, and a female outside the vehicle across the street also with gunshot wounds. The backseat passenger, Jeremy Head, was pronounced deceased at the scene, and the other two victims were transported to the hospital. The front seat passenger, Javon Starghill, was pronounced deceased at the hospital at a later time and the female survived her injuries. Witnesses at the scene stated they saw two males approach the parked vehicle and fire their handguns into the car before fleeing the scene on foot. A photo of Javon Starghill and Jeremy Head may be viewed on our website, www.stopcrime.org.
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 submit 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.
All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. 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 11 a.m. 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.