COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A 14-year-old boy died early Tuesday after he was shot in Columbus, the latest homicide in yet another record-breaking year of murders in Ohio‘s capital.
Daymar Carlisle died around 3 a.m. at Nationwide Children’s Hospital after being shot dead in the north of the city about five hours earlier. The police did not list any suspects.
The shooting marked the 148th murder in the city that year, a number that was only hit on November 20 last year on Columbus’ path to a record 175 murders.
One response from the city has been to redeploy murder detectives to respond more quickly to killings and reduce the stress on the officers investigating them. As part of a pilot program that began August 1, all 32 homicide investigators were assigned to the first shift of the police station, which lasts from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teams of detectives will be on call and respond to murders that take place outside of the first shift.
The city struggles to contain the homicide rate as the agency prepares for a state review of its operations by the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The review requested by city guides was announced last week.
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