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Ulrich Maurice Smith  Unsolved homicide

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Ulrich Smith
  • Case number: 3169
  • Incident location: In the area of E. 5th Avenue and the ramp to James Road
    Columbus, Ohio - Franklin County
  • Incident date: 10/10/2017
  • Homicide date: 10/10/2017
  • Date of birth: 1/31/1975
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black
  • Height: 6' 02"
  • Weight: 320
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Columbus Police Department


On October 10, 2017, at approximately 9:00pm, Columbus Police were sent to the area of E. 5th Avenue and the ramp to James Road. A passerby called and reported a man lying partially in the street on 5th Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a black male, later identified as 42-year old Ulrich Smith, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Mr. Smith appeared to be walking home from the COTA bus stop. He left behind a wife and young son and daughter. 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 the website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip.


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