Crime Stoppers Offer Reward For Demorest Road Suspects

Crime Stoppers Offer Reward For Demorest Road Suspects (Image 1)

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers are looking for a pair of suspects who allegedly shot two men on Sunday, killing one. 

On Sunday at approximately 1:20 pm, a shooting occurred in front of 1425 Demorest Road.  

Raheem Dearmond and Toure Benton were sitting in the front seat of their vehicle and Joviyon Stephen Turner and an unknown black male were allegedly sitting in the back seat. 

An altercation ensued and Turner and the unknown male allegedly pulled out their guns and began shooting at Dearmond and Benton. Dearmond was shot twice in the upper body and died from his injuries. Benton was shot in the neck and survived. Benton identified Joviyon Stephen Turner as the person who shot him and Dearmond. 

Turner, 18, is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Columbus Police are still looking for the other suspect. 

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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 and e-mail your tip.  You can text a tip to “CRIMES” (274637), key word CMH.

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 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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