Man shot rel­a­tive dur­ing rob­bery, po­lice say

The Columbus Dispatch - - Metro&state - By Beth Burger @ByBethBurger

Colum­bus po­lice were search­ing Thurs­day night for a 21-year-old man on a mur­der charge for the fa­tal shoot­ing of a rel­a­tive dur­ing a botched rob­bery at a South Side home.

An­thony Craig Dean, whose last known ad­dress was on the South Side, has a war­rant is­sued for his ar­rest af­ter he went into a rel­a­tive’s home in the 900 block of Hig­bee Drive South about 1:20 a.m. Thurs­day and at­tempted to rob 44-yearold Erick T. Bel­lomy at gun­point, ac­cord­ing to an af­fi­davit.

“Mr. Dean and Mr. Bel­lomy got into a phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion” over prop­erty when Dean shot Bel­lomy in the chest, po­lice re­ported, cit­ing wit­nesses.

Po­lice were called to the home by a next door neigh­bor. Bel­lomy, who col­lapsed to the floor, was pro­nounced dead at the res­i­dence by a medic at 1:33 a.m.

Po­lice said the two men were re­lated but didn’t di­vulge their fam­ily con­nec­tion.

“At this time, the sus­pect is not in cus­tody and should be con­sid­ered armed and dan­ger­ous,” said Sgt. Jeff Strayer, who over­sees the third-shift homi­cide squad, in a state­ment.

Bel­lomy’s death marks the 101st homi­cide in Colum­bus this year. At the same time last year, the city had 75 homi­cides.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about Dean’s where­abouts is asked to call Colum­bus po­lice at 614-645-4730 or 911.


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