This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Homicide which took place on the Westside of Columbus in 2016.
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, at approximately 4:30am, Columbus Police officers and medics were dispatched to 713 S. Ogden Avenue, on report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, 26-year old William Howard, in the front doorway of the residence, suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. Mr. Howard was unresponsive and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. According to a witness, Mr. Howard had arranged to meet with an unknown person at this Ogden Avenue residence. As Mr. Howard approached this individual, who was in front of his house, it appears Mr. Howard was shot and robbed. A photo of William Howard 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.
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.