This week’s “Crime of the Week” focuses on a Homicide in Columbus from 2022

Lelia King

On July 16, 2022, at approximately 8:41pm, officers were dispatched to the 3200 Block of E. Broad St. on the report of a shooting. A Good Samaritan provided aid to the victim until Columbus Police Officers, Columbus Fire EMS 14 and Whitehall Medic 152 arrived. The victim, 30yr old Lelia King, was transported to Mt. Carmel East Hospital in critical condition. Despite receiving lifesaving medical treatment, the victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 11:07pm. The victim was in between two groups of suspects shooting at each other and was struck by the gunfire.

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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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.

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