Columbus police were called to a home located at 245 N. 18th St. on the Near East Side of Columbus at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 10 on the report of a man being shot. When police arrived, they discovered the man with multiple gunshot wounds on the first floor of the home. The Columbus Dispatch said the man was transported to Grant Medical Center in Downtown Columbus in critical condition, but was pronounced dead at 2:19 a.m.
Four children were in the home at the time of the murder, but were not injured. It is believed that all of the children were on the second floor of the home and probably did not witness the shooting.
Three unidentified adults were also apparently inside the home when the man was shot and were reportedly being questioned by authorities. It is not known if any of the other adults who were present were involved in the shooting or what, if any, their relationship is to the deceased victim or the four children who were inside the home. The relationship of the children to the man who was killed is also unknown.
Columbus police had the home roped off with crime scene tape and evidence technicians were on the scene gathering evidence.
Later in the day on Thursday, the man who was killed was identified as 24 year old Rickey Garrison. His father, Rickey Warner, told 10-TV that he had warned his son about "hanging around with the wrong people."
No suspect has been identified and no motive for the shooting has been established.