15-Year-Old Struck by Random Bullets

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Detectives have charged a 36-year-old man with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy in the Hilltop on Wednesday. Krieg Butler Sr. was taken into custody on Thursday without incident.

COLUMBUS, OH- The Columbus Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place on Wednesday. Officers were dispatched to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where they contacted the 15-year-old victim.

The victim was shot one time in the back of the neck and arrived at the hospital in stable condition,” officers said. “He stated that he was walking to the store with his friend when he heard people fighting, heard gunshots, then was struck in the back of the neck.”

The victim is expected to recover from his injuries. This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any additional information on this incident is encouraged to call Columbus Police Felony
Assault Unit Detective at 614-645-6818 or Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

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