Poster of Ellen Lakey

Ellen Lakey

Ellen Lakey
  • Case number: 3562
  • Incident location: 1800 [Block] Parson Ave.
    Columbus, Ohio - Franklin County
  • Incident date: 8/8/2020
  • Homicide date: 8/8/2020
  • Date of birth: 7/13/1956
  • Gender: Female
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Height: 5'3
  • Weight: 135
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Columbus Police Department


On 8/8/2020, at approximately 4:46AM, Patrol Officers were dispatched to 1843 Parsons Avenue, Apartment 401, on the report that a person was shot. Moments prior to this incident, Officers were dispatched to several, ShotSpotter alerts in the area with multiple gunshots being fired. The victim from 1843 Parsons Avenue, 64yr old Ellen Lakey, was struck by a stray bullet while she was in her apartment. Ms. Lakey was transported to an area hospital by CFD Medic 14 in critical condition and succumbed to her injury at 5:19AM.


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