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Columbus Police Investigating Overnight Homicide

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Columbus police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on the city's southwest side late Wednesday night.

According to Columbus police, a woman called 911 to report that her husband had been shot in the home in the 2200 block of Eakin Road at about 11:16 p.m. Wednesday.

Responding officers and medic personnel arrived at the home and found 39-year-old Larry A. Sigman II had been shot multiple times in the abdomen.

Larry was transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital where he later died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, according to detectives.

Larry's wife, Gaylene Sigman, told police she and her husband were watching a movie inside their southwest Columbus home when they heard two men knock on their door. Gaylene says the couple ignored the first knocks. The suspects knocked on the door a second time and Larry went to answer it. That's when Gaylene heard several gunshots.

Gaylene ran to investigate and found her husband had been shot in the stomach.

"Larry always answers the door with his gun, I don't care; and next thing I know, he's yelling: ‘Honey, I've been shot. Call 911.' I called 911 and he was just gasping for air," said Gaylene. "I never thought this day would come I thought we would grow old together and everything," said Gaylene.

She says that she and Larry had been married for 13 years. She says she and Larry had two sons who worked with Larry at Eakin Road Tire Shop, a family shop. Gaylene says Larry had the reputation of being the kind of man who would do anything for anyone.

"He helps anybody in the neighborhood – I mean anybody that needs help, he's there to help. He's a good guy. For this to happen is, wrong," said neighbor Kathy Seagraves

Homicide detectives say they have recovered a gun and several shell casings at the scene.

There are no suspects at this time and it is unclear what the motive of the shooting is.

"I hope they find them I really do and put them away because they took my husband and he was a good man," said Gaylene.

Anyone with information about this homicide is encouraged to call detectives with the Columbus police homicide unit at 614-645-4730.

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