A man Columbus police say was murdered early Monday was in his bedroom when bullets shot through his window and into his body.
The wounds, which hit 20-year-old David Coleman in his stomach, chest and forearm, prompted him to stagger into his niece's bedroom that she and another man were in around 2:10 a.m. They called police, who arrived at 730 Lawyers Lane Apt. 5 shortly afterward. An hour later, Coleman was pronounced dead.
"Right at this point, we don't have a motive," said Columbus Police Lt. Charles Kennedy. "The person that shot him shot him through a window."
The lieutenant added that no one entered the apartment, ruling out robbery as a motive.
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Kennedy and others were called onto the case Monday and remained working on it into the night. No suspects or arrests have yet occurred.
Officers searched Coleman's apartment, though Kennedy declined to say what, if anything, was found.
Coleman's death is the 17th homicide in Columbus this year, Kennedy said. Columbus police have said 24 murders occurred in their jurisdiction in 2007.
From 1997 to 2006, the median number of murders in Columbus was 17.