Police identify man killed in west Columbus shooting, crash

Law Enforcement is on scene of a shooting in West Columbud (Bob Donnelly/WBNS-10TV)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police have identified a man killed earlier this week in a shooting and crash on the west side of Columbus.

On Sunday, April 15, Columbus Police was called to South Terrace Avenue on a report of 20 to 30 shots fired in the area.

When officers arrived, they located a vehicle that had crashed into a tree. Inside, officers found 30-year-old Jerome Anthony Grant in the driver's seat, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a preliminary investigation revealed that the Grant was traveling southbound on S. Terrace Avenue when he was shot, causing the vehicle to strike a tree on the west side of the roadway.

Columbus Police say this is the 27th homicide in the city in 2018.

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

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