Zachariah Perry Homicide


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

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at approximately 4:47 A.M., Columbus Police Officers responded to 1151 Heyl Ave. on the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, Officers located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.  Mr. Gregory Wilson was transported by CFD Medics to Grant Hospital in stable condition.  Mr. Zachariah Perry was pronounced deceased by CFD Medical personnel at 5:13A.M.  It was relayed that the incident stemmed from a possible home invasion.  There was no forced entry found during the investigation, and no demands made during the incident.  The surviving victim did not provide any suspect information at the time.  As of this date, there are still no known suspects.  Detectives are still seeking viable tip information on this case.

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.

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