On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, 2007, person(s) unknown forced entry into a residence at 4886 Dorchester Street in Groveport. The resident, Samane Phimmasay, was upstairs at the time, but hearing the noise, went to investigate. The intruders shot Mr. Phimmasay several times in the upper body as he stood at the stairway. Unfortunately, Mr. Phimmasay was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries, leaving behind a wife and children. Mr. Phimmasay moved to Groveport one month prior to this incident because he was trying to make a better life for his family. Mr. Phimmasay was the victim of a shooting in May 2007 before moving to Groveport. Photos of Mr. Phimmasay may be viewed on our website at 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 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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