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Police Identify Man Found Shot To Death In Alley

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Police have identified a 51-year-old man who was found shot to death in an alley Thursday night. Police have identified a 51-year-old man who was found shot to death in an alley Thursday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police have identified a man that was found shot to death in an alley Thursday night.

On Thursday night, at about 11:42 p.m., Columbus police officers were flagged down by a citizen who stated there was a man lying in the alley near Byrden Road and South 18th Street.

Officers found 51-year-old Joel I. McClean who had an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced dead on the scene by medics.

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Detectives have been unable to find McClean’s next of kin.

Police have no suspect or motive at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbus police homicide squad at 614-645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 614-645-TIPS.

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