This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Double Homicide which took place on the Northside of Columbus in 2017.
On Thursday, August 31, 2017, at approximately 1:50pm, Columbus Police patrol officers responded to the scene of a double shooting at the corner of Traymore Place and Republic Avenue. The officers found two individuals, later identified as Theodore Stokes and Daryll Gavin, lying on a front porch suffering from gunshot wounds. Mr. Stokes was pronounced dead at the scene and Mr. Gavin was transported to Grant Hospital where he died several days later. A light green mini-van was seen driving away from the scene and this vehicle was eventually located and impounded. Police are asking that any witnesses to the shooting would please come forward. Photos of Theodore Stokes and Daryll Gavin 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 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.
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 at 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.