Poster of Tanknai Houpe

Tanknai Houpe

Tanknai Houpe
  • Case number: 3669
  • Incident location: Cleveland Ave. and E. 21st Ave
    Columbus, Ohio - Franklin County
  • Incident date: 10/20/2021
  • Homicide date: 10/20/2021
  • Date of birth: 6/13/2002
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 170
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Columbus Police Department


On October 20, 2021, at approximately 10:53 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Cleveland Ave. and E. 21st Ave. on report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers met with 19yr old Tanknai Houpe, who was suffering from gunshot wounds to the back and chest area. Mr. Houpe was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and later died as a result of his injuries. Officers met with a witness who stated they and Mr. Houpe were walking in the area of Cleveland Ave. and E 21st. Ave. when a black four door sedan passed them and unknown occupants inside the vehicle fired multiple gunshots at them, striking Mr. Houpe.


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