Homicide that took place in Columbus in 2017

Tarak Underiner

The family has put up an additional 2,500 dollar reward. 

This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Homicide that took place in Columbus in 2017.

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, at approximately 12:30am, the Columbus Division of Police Communications Center received an emergency 911 call reporting a shooting at 28 E. Northwood Avenue. Officers and members from the Columbus Division of Fire (C.F.D.) responded to this location. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, later identified as Tarak Underiner. Mr. Underiner was pronounced deceased at 12:41am, by personnel assigned to C.F.D. Medic 22. To date, no phone calls or leads have been given in this case. Any assistance from the public would be appreciated.

The family of Tarak Underiner is offering a $2500 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 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., 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. 

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