Poster of Bernard Erby

Bernard Erby

Bernard Erby
  • Case number: 3368
  • Nickname or alias: Randy
  • Incident location: 1000 [Block] Republic Ave.
    Columbus, Ohio - Franklin County
  • Incident date: 12/4/2016
  • Homicide date: 12/4/2016
  • Date of birth: 9/11/1970
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black
  • Height: 6' 00"
  • Weight: 210
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Columbus Police Department


On December 4, 2016, at approximately 12:47 a.m., Columbus Police officers were called to the area of 1052 Republic Avenue on the report of a gunshot and a man lying in the front yard. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male in the yard suffering from a gunshot wound. CFD Medic 16 responded to the scene and pronounced the victim, later identified as 46yr old Bernard "Randy" Erby, deceased at 12:55 a.m. Witnesses could only describe hearing a gunshot and seeing a small car leaving the scene afterwards.


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