Do you know Brian Smith? He’s wanted for murder in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, OH – On September 11, 2021, at 7:31pm, patrol officers were dispatched to the 6100 block of Stornoway Dr. S., on a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim, 46-year-old Rodney Brown, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound, lying on a sidewalk in the rear of the 6100 block of Stornoway Dr. S.

Medics responded to the scene and pronounced Brown deceased at 7:40pm.

Witness accounts indicated that Brown had a verbal confrontation with the suspect prior to being shot.


The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Brian K. Smith. A murder warrant has been filed for the arrest of Smith. Anyone with info about his whereabouts should contact CPD’s Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or kzimmer@columbuspolice.org or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477).

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