POLICE: Suspects in Columbus Teen's Murder Have Ties to Southern Ohio; Reward Offered

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Three suspects in a home invasion that led to the homicide of a Columbus teenager in 2008 are believed to be in southern Ohio, and police are offering a reward for your help, according to information from the Chillicothe Police Department.

Dennis Lewis, 17, of the North Linden area of Columbus died Jan. 18, 2008, after struggling with an intruder. Lewis was shot after one of the intruders threatened his mother inside their home.

A group of three to five masked and armed men forced their way into the victims' home.

A reward of $7000 is being offered for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of the people responsible for this crime.

The suspects in this crime are believed to have ties to southeast Ohio.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 645-TIPS (8477), text message 72008; Keyword: TIP, or email www.stopcrime.org.

You can also submit information to Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers by calling (740) 773-TIPS (8477), 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text message 274637; Keyword: LOWDOWN, or submit a tip online at www.southernohiocrimestoppers.com.

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