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Ja’Bez Giovanni Battle  Unsolved homicide

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Ja’Bez Battle
  • Case number: 3759
  • Nickname or alias: Luciano
  • Incident location: 4000 block of Refugee Road
    Columbus, Ohio - Franklin County
  • Incident date: 12/31/2022
  • Homicide date: 12/31/2022
  • Date of birth: 1/25/2003
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black
  • Height: 5' 08"
  • Weight: 187
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Columbus Police Department


On 12/31/2022, CPD received a report of a shooting in the area of 4000 block of Refugee Road. Officers responded and located 19yr old Ja'Bez Battle, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 11:00 PM.


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