This week’s Crime of the Week focuses on a homicide which took place in Columbus in 2017



On August 4, 2017, at approximately 1:52am, Columbus Police officers were called to 735 Doulton Court, on the report of shots being fired. At approximately 2:02am, a second call was received by police stating there was a shooting victim lying in the hallway near the front of the apartment building. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, later identified as Cody Virgil Nichols, who was suffering from a gunshot wound. CFD Medic 12 arrived at the scene and pronounced Mr. Nichols deceased at 2:10am. No motive has been identified. A photo of Cody Nichols may be viewed on our website at 

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 www. 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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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.