Man killed in shooting at Waffle House

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A shooting in the parking lot of an east Columbus restaurant has left one man dead.

According to Columbus Police, officers were called the Waffle House in the 1400 block of N. Cassady Avenue on the report of a shooting in the parking lot shortly before 3am.

When officers arrived on scene they found Corey La-Paul Brown, 29, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Medics pronounced Brown dead at the scene.

Brown’s vehicle was found at one of the pumps of a Turkey Hill gas station next door.  Detectives believe Brown may have been involved in an argument at a nearby bar prior to the shooting.

Witnesses told police a gold colored 4-door vehicle may have been involved in the incident. The vehicle was seen leaving the parking lot before police arrived.

Friends and relatives say Brown was a father of three young children. 

Detectives are collecting images from surveillance cameras at the businesses around the scene of the crime.

Police ask anyone with information on this shooting to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. 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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