Columbus nearing 200 murders in 2021 after 22-year-old shot dead on Shady Lane

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COLUMBUS, OH – On December 27, 2021, at 4:39 am, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Shady Lane Dr. on an unknown complaint. Officers arrived at the scene and found the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, 22-year-old Preston Bell, was pronounced deceased at 4:45 am. Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD’s Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477). This is the city’s 199th homicide in 2021.