Columbus police arrest ‘armed and dangerous’ murder suspect

Ralph Edward Barrie

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say they have arrested a suspect, considered armed and dangerous, in a northeast Columbus murder.

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

Police said Barrie was arrested Monday and after being questioned, transported to the Franklin County Jail.

Anyone with information on this case can call the Columbus Division of 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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