CRIME OF THE WEEK: Three years later, deadly Christmas morning shooting remains unsolved

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — It’s been more than three years since a man was shot to death on Christmas morning in south Columbus, and police are still searching for his killer.

Just before 4 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2015, Columbus Police officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East Innis Avenue after neighbors reported hearing gunshots in the area.

When they arrived, they found 35-year-old Jonathon Foster unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds lying behind a vacant house. Foster was pronounced dead on the scene minutes later.

Investigators say witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing a tan GMC Yukon leaving the area.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person(s) responsible for killing Foster. Anyone with information about this deadly shooting is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS(8477). You can also submit a tip online at or through the free P3 tips mobile app available for Android and iOS devices. All tips are anonymous and calls are never recorded.

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