William Byrdsong Homicide


William Byrdsong Homicide

Today’s Midweek Special focuses on a Homicide which took place in Columbus in 2010.

On May 23, 2010, William Byrdsong was at Lollipops West after-hours club.  An altercation took place in the club and two male patrons were ordered to leave. One of the men returned, firing a handgun multiple times into the club.  William Byrdsong and another man were struck. William died from his injuries. The other victim was treated for his injuries and later released from the hospital.  The shooter is described as: Male/Black, small build, brown complexion, 5’6″, 150lbs., wearing braids. A photo of William Byrdsong may be viewed on our website,

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 is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at 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

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., P.O. Box 16038, Columbus, OH 43216-6038.