Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man last year.
Kaylian Redd, of North Linden, was at a birthday party with several friends on July 29 at a hotel near the area of Airport Drive and North Cassady Avenue on the city's East Side.
Around 1:40 that morning, Columbus police were called to the 1400 block of North Cassady Avenue, where they found Redd with gunshot wounds lying in a grassy area.
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Columbus police homicide investigators determined that Redd had left the party to go look for a friend who had previously left the hotel. Redd was seen on surveillance video at the Turkey Hill gas station, located at 1425 N. Cassady Ave., and the video showed a vehicle following Redd when he left.
Detectives describe the vehicle as being a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Dodge Caliber, with multiple people inside.
Redd was shot at multiple times and he collapsed in the grassy area where he was found. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
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Anyone with information is asked to call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS, use the free P3 Tips mobile application or submit information online at www.stopcrime.org.
All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and a special coding system is used to provide a reward.
This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Reward offered for information in 2021 shooting outside birthday party