Shooter Sought 5 Years After Homicide

Shooter Sought 5 Years After Homicide (Image 1)

Five years after a man was killed inside a Hilltop-area club, investigators believe the shooter is still on the run.

Saturday marked the 5-year anniversary of the death of William Byrdsong, who died after an assault at an afterhours club on the west side of Columbus.

Witnesses said the shooter was one of two people who were kicked out Lollipops West on May 23, 2010. The shooter left and came back with a handgun, firing multiple shots into the club and striking two people.

Byrdsong was killed as a result of his injury. A second man was taken to the hospital and later released.

Investigators said the suspect is a black man with a small build and a brown complexion. He is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen with braids in his hair.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or an indictment of the person responsible for this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS (8477) or go to Tips can be sent by text to “CRIMES” 274637, keyword CMH. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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