Columbus Police Department reports city’s 100th homicide of 2017

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One person was killed Tuesday night after shots were fired just south of John Glenn Columbus International Airport, marking the city’s 100th homicide of 2017.

It happened shortly before 9pm near the intersection of East 5th Avenue and North James Road.

Police say one person, later identified as Ulrich M. Smith, 42, was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition. He passed away from his injuries at the hospital. No suspect information was released.

This is the 100th homicide of 2017 in Columbus. There were 106 total homicides in 2016.

City of Columbus Homicides by Year

  • 2017: 100 (As of Oct. 11)
  • 2016: 106
  • 2015: 99
  • 2014: 93
  • 2013: 93
  • 2012: 91
  • 2011: 96
  • 2010: 105
  • 2009: 84
  • 2008: 109 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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