Columbus police looking for ‘armed and dangerous’ murder suspect

Ralph Edward Barrie (Columbus Police)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police in Columbus are looking for a man wanted in connection with a homicide that happened May 1.

According to Columbus police, 18-year-old Ralph Edward Barrie, also known as RJ, shot and killed Alexander Lorms early in the morning on Monday, May 1.

Police described Barrie as a white male standing 6’4″ and weighing 180 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes.

Investigators say Barrie is known to be armed and dangerous. They say he should not be approached.

Anyone with information about the location of Barrie is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730 or 911. 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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