This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a shooting that occurred on April 3,2023 at 10:05pm.

Wayne Ave

On April 3, 2023 at 10:05pm Columbus Police responded to the alley behind 279 N. Wayne Ave on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival police located the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital. The victim survived the injuries but is unable to recall any of the events on the night of the shooting. The suspect was an unknown male. The video and photos attached are of a vehicle that arrived several minutes prior to the shooting. The vehicle may not be involved in the shooting. Please contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS with any information. Det. Ian Pruitt is the investigating detective.


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 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.