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Police identify man killed in south Columbus shooting; 2nd man injured

Information on possible suspects was not immediately available.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division of Police released the identity of the man killed in a shooting on the city’s south side Wednesday evening. Police also said a second person was injured in the shooting. 

In an update Thursday morning, Columbus police said around 8:20 p.m., 39-year-old Adrian Smith was standing in the parking lot of Express Beverage Drive Thru on Lockbourne Road.

Police said several people inside a vehicle drove past the business and shot at Smith, striking him at least once. A 31-year-old man who was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot was also shot.

Arriving officers found Smith in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:26 p.m. 

During the investigation, officers learned that the man drove himself away from the shooting to the 1800 block of Linwood Avenue before he called for help. 

The other man was taken to Grant Medical Center and his condition was described as stable. 

Information on possible suspects was not immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the detective handling the case at 614-955-0020 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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