Teenager Fatally Shot in Columbus

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Columbus Police Officers responded to reports of shots fired at the Springhill Suites on Whittlesey Blvd early Sunday morning (March 24th). Upon arrival at 4:00 a.m., officers found 16-year-old Dennie Henderson deceased at the scene. Efforts by EMS to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Allison pronounced Henderson dead at 4:54 a.m., attributing his death to apparent gunshot wounds. The Violent Crimes Unit has been called in to investigate the incident.

Authorities urge anyone with information to contact Sgt. Demetrius Battle at 706-225-4340 or call 706-225-3161 anonymously. Tips can also be submitted via City Protect or by texting VACS followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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