Shooting near Italian Village leaves man dead

Local News

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead near the Italian Village. 

According to police, at about 12:31am, Tuesday, officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of Kerr Street on the report of a shooting.  

A person called 911 to say they had come home to find their male roommate shot suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim, Stephen A. Smith Jr., 26, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police say there are no suspects at this time, but there are reports that a car was seen speeding from the area shortly after shots were heard.  

Police continue to investigate but ask anyone with information to call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. 

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