Police offer cash reward for information in unsolved homicide case

Rondel Valentine (Central Ohio Crime Stoppers)

COLUMBUS-- Police are searching for the suspects involved in a homicide that happened in east Columbus about three years ago.

On Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, Rondel Valentine drove his car to the area of Wadsworth Court and Wadsworth Drive.

Sometime during his drive, Valentine picked up two unidentified men and left the area.

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Valentine and the men returned minutes later and got out of the car. Once they exited the vehicle, one of the men shot Valentine.

Both suspects fled the area on foot.

It is also known that approximately 20-30 teens were in the immediate area and only feet away from the vehicle when the shooting took place.

Police and medical personnel were called to the scene where Valentine was then pronounced dead.

There has been little cooperation in this investigation because the suspects are alleged to have affiliation with or are Easthaven gang members.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to their website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip.

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