Man found shot on far east side dies in hospital

Leonid Kaplan, who was found wounded outside a home on the far east side on Jan. 3. (CREDIT: Columbus Division of Police)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–Police say a man who was found with a gunshot wound outside a home on Riverton Road on Sunday has died.

Leonid Kaplan, 51, died at Grant Medical Center at 5:50 a.m. Monday. He was found around 8:30 p.m. Sunday and was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

This is the third homicide in Columbus in 2016. 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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