Man shot dead at Columbus’ Skyview Towers apartment building, suspect in custody

COLUMBUS, OH – A man was shot dead today at the Skyview Towers.  Police evacuated residents while they conducted their search. Today, December 16th, 2020 at 12:07 am, officers were dispatched to 525 Sawyer Blvd. (east Columbus) on a report of a male who was shot. Columbus Police received multiple calls with similar statements that witnesses heard multiple gunshots from inside the building.

“Thank you to the residents and staff of Skyview Towers who were displaced by police activity early this morning while detectives were investigating this case,” Sgt. Terry McConnell, Columbus Police Homicide Unit said. “It was cold, early and many had their morning disrupted. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We want to let you know that we made an arrest.”

The victim was pronounced deceased at 12:16am.

“We will provide more information as it becomes available,” McConnell added.