Columbus police investigating death of 2-year-old as a homicide

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old as a homicide.

Police responded to an apartment in the 2200 block of Holt Avenue shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a drowning.

When the police arrived, the child was not breathing. A medic was called and began CPR.

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The 2-year-old, Jamir Jones, was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced at 2:45 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.