Poster of Ernesto Merida Argueta

Ernesto Merida Argueta

Ernesto Merida Argueta
  • Case number: 3158
  • Incident location: 307 South Oakley Avenue
    Columbus, Ohio - Franklin County
  • Incident date: 6/28/2018
  • Homicide date: 6/28/2018
  • Date of birth: 11/6/1980
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
  • Height: 5' 06"
  • Weight: 150
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Columbus Police Department


On Thursday, June 28, 2018, at approximately 11:28pm, the Columbus Division of Police and medics responded to 307 S. Oakley Avenue on a report of a shooting that had taken place. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Ernesto Merida Argueta, in the rear of the house suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Ernesto Merida Argueta was transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital and was pronounced deceased at 11:45pm. 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 is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to the website at and e-mail your tip.

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