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Suspect arrested in January south Columbus murder

Police responded to the 1100 block of Smith Road near Lockbourne Road after a report of shots fired around 10 p.m.
Credit: Franklin County Jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a murder that happened in January of this year.

David Lynch, 40, is accused of killing 38-year-old Christopher Kirby.

He was arrested Tuesday morning and taken to the Franklin County Jail.

Police went to the 1100 block of Smith Road near Lockbourne Road after a report of shots fired around 10 p.m. on January 7.

When police arrived, officers found Kirby lying in a driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said multiple shots were fired.

This was the fifth homicide in Columbus in 2020.