Police: 15-year-old shot and killed in east Columbus; juvenile in custody


A 16-year-old boy has been charged in the murder of a 15-year-old girl in East Columbus.

Police responded to the 1700 block of East Rich Street on Saturday around 8 p.m. on the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived they found the victim, Tamara Dodson, who appeared to be in extremely critical condition.

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Medics transported Dodson to Grant Medical Center where she was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m.

According to police, responding officers detained several people which enabled investigators to collect the evidence to charge the juvenile suspect with murder.

This is the 71st homicide in Columbus this year.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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