Reward offered for information in 2021 shooting outside hotel birthday party

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Kaylian Redd, 20, was found shot last July 29 in a grassy area near Airport Drive and North Cassady Avenue on the city's East Side. He died at the scene. Crime Stoppers of Central Ohio and Columbus police homicide detectives are looking for the public's help to solve the case.
Kaylian Redd, 20, was found shot last July 29 in a grassy area near Airport Drive and North Cassady Avenue on the city's East Side. He died at the scene. Crime Stoppers of Central Ohio and Columbus police homicide detectives are looking for the public's help to solve the case.

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.

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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Reward offered for information in 2021 shooting outside birthday party