[VIDEO] 62 year old Kenyan Man shot dead in Columbus, Ohio

123A Northeast Side man died early this morning after he was shot in North Linden late last night.

Meshack K. Mwangi, 62, of Julia Court, was discovered in front of 3526 Greenwich St. at 11:51 p.m by Columbus police responding to a report of a shooting.

Mwangi, who had a gunshot wound to the upper body, was transported to Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, where he was pronounced dead at 12:56 a.m.

There were initial reports that the assailant was seen running toward the nearby Northern Lights Shopping Center.

Detectives said they have no known suspect or motive in this shooting.

Mwangi’s death is the city’s 64th homicide of the year.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Homicide Squad at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS.


A man who was shot and killed on Monday night was identified today as a North Linden resident.

Meshack K. Mwangi was found with a gunshot wound in his upper body in front of 3526 Greenwich St. at 11:51 p.m. Monday. Columbus police said that Mwangi, 62, lived next door.

He was taken to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead early this morning.

Columbus police homicide detectives said they have no known suspect or motive in the shooting.

Mwangi and his wife of 33 years divorced in October, according to court records. He and Ruth Kinyanjui were married in 1981 in Nairobi, Kenya.

At Kinyanjui’s North Side house, family gathered today. Sam Kinyanjui said his mother wasn’t ready to talk about his dad.




– The Columbus Dispatch



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