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Police: Man's death in Clintonville being investigated as homicide

Police said the Shifman's death was originally believed to be from an overdose until the coroner's office found "suspicious injuries" on him.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The death of a man originally thought to have overdosed in Clintonville is now being investigated as a homicide. 

Officers were called to the 100 block of West Cooke Road just before 7:20 p.m. Thursday for a report of a man who was unresponsive from a possible overdose. 

Upon arriving, officers found 53-year-old Jack Shifman and called members of the Columbus Division of Fire in for backup. Responding paramedics pronounced Shifman dead at the scene.  

Police said the coroner's office was initially investigating the death as an overdose, but handed the investigation over to the Columbus Homicide Unit after finding "suspicious injuries" on Shifman. 

Anyone with information on the death is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730.

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