Dalan Wellman

This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Homicide that happened in Columbus in 2020.

On July 26, 2020, at approximately 2:12 a.m., patrol officers observed multiple shots being fired in the area of East 5th Avenue and Joyce Avenue near the Story Lounge.  Responding patrol officers were alerted by a witness that a person had been shot and was in need of medical attention.  The victim was found to have suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was attempting to be transported to the hospital by witnesses.  Columbus Fire Medics responded and transported the victim later identified as Mr. Dalan Wellman to Grant Medical center where he was treated for his injuries and later succumbed to his injuries.  

Dalan Wellman


Date of Homicide:     7/26/2020

Location of Homicide:

The Story Lounge

1420 East 5th Avenue

Further investigation revealed the four (4) suspects were inside the bar at one point and exited through the front door at approximately 2:06 a.m.  All four (4) suspects walk west across Joyce Avenue to the parking lot of K&M Tires where they approach a dark or black four door sedan that is parked on the lot.  This vehicle was identified as being a 2012 Ford Fusion.  All four (4) suspects enter the vehicle which pulls off of the parking lot onto Joyce Avenue at the intersection of East 5th Avenue.  The vehicle turns left traveling in an east bound direction passing the Story Lounge.  The vehicle is seen with the occupants firing off multiple firearms in the air and at the bar patio area.  Several rounds enter into the outside patio area where multiple people were gathered.  One bullet struck the victim, Dalan Wellman, in the head and another bullet struck a different victim in the arm.  Both victims were transported to Grant Medical Center and Mr. Wellman did not survive his injuries.  

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 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

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