Columbus police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect after deadly shooting

Caleb Michael Kazlausky

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Police continue their investigation in to a shooting early this morning in south Columbus that left one person dead.

Columbus Division of Police have identified the victim as 29-year-old Chad Edward Dunlap, and the suspect as 20-year-old Caleb Michael Kazlausky.

The incident occurred around 1:09am, Tuesday, in the 500 block of East Welch Avenue.

Police say Dunlap was shot in the chest by Kazlausky during an altercation.

Dunlap was transported to Grant Medical Center in critical condition, where he later died from his injuries.

Police say Kazlausky ran from the scene after the shooting and they continue to search for him.

Kazlausky has been charged with murder and according to police, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on this case can call the CPD 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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