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Columbus police seeking public's help to solve homicide case of 25-year-old man

Officers told 10TV the shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of Indianola Avenue near Weber Road.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police are asking for the public's help after a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in north Columbus this week. 

On Tuesday, before 12:40 a.m., police were called to the 2900 block of Indianola Avenue near Weber Road after receiving reports of multiple shots fired in the area.

According to police, Andrew Santiago was found dead behind a home near an alley. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:45 a.m.   

During a press briefing Thursday, detectives say the shooting may have stemmed from an altercation. 

Police said a man was seen running from the scene of the shooting and are encouraging anyone with doorbell camera video to come forward

Santiago's death marks the city's first homicide reported by police in 2022.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477).

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