Cold case: Police seeking killer who shot a man outside his home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Investigators are seeking more information in the death of a man who was shot and killed returning to his southeast Columbus home in 2014.

Officials said Rondell Rashad Brinkley was returning to his home at 1029 S. Champion Ave. at about noon on October 16, 2014. He was approached be several individuals on the sidewalk outside his home.

Investigators are unsure what happened next, but Brinkley was eventually shot. The suspects took his money and jewelry before fleeing the scene.

Brinkley was found by his mother, who called police. He was taken to a local hospital where he died as a result of the shooting.

Police are still seeking those suspects and are asking the public for tips to solve this case.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of the people responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to website at to e-mail a tip. Tips can also be sent by text to to “CRIMES” 274637, key word 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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