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Widow offers $1,000 reward for arrest in late husband's 2019 homicide

Police say Dalton Diaz was shot and killed after he attempted to sell electronics to the suspect.
Credit: CRIME STOPPERS
Dalton Diaz was shot and killed in August of 2019.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A local woman is offering a $1,000 reward for answers in a murder case that happened in August of 2019.

Dalton Diaz made a living buying and selling electronics online. 

According to Columbus police, a suspect made arrangements to meet Diaz in the 1100 block of Rhoads Avenue and tried to rob him. 

Dalton tried to drive away and the suspect fired gunshots at Dalton's car, according to police. A bullet went through the vehicle and hit Dalton.

The vehicle also crashed into a jungle gym at Driving Park Recreation Center.

Officers responded and found Dalton unresponsive in his car. 

He was taken to Grant Medical Center where he later died. 

Dalton's widow, Katherine Diaz, expressed that since the shooting, things have just not been the same and she just wants justice for her husband. 

"The impact of the murder and how I found out about it and everything that happened afterward has really exacerbated my mental health," Diaz said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or visit stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. Tips can also be submitted through the free P3 Tips mobile app, which is available on iOS and Android platforms.