Poster of John Pennington

John Pennington

Headshot of John Pennington
  • Case number: 674
  • Incident location: 3591 W Broad St.
    Columbus, Ohio - Franklin County
  • Incident date: 12/8/1985
  • Homicide date: 12/8/1985
  • Date of birth: 10/6/1959
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 205
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: Franklin County Sheriff's Office


John Pennington was in a vehicle in the drive thru of the Taco Bell at 3591 West Broad Columbus, OH. An altercation occurred between subjects in his vehicle and another subject in the vehicle ahead of them. The subject in the other vehicle got out and walked back to Pennington's vehicle and began stabbing at all of the subjects in Pennington's vehicle. The attacker then got back in his own car and left. Pennington was transported to the hospital where he later died from his wounds.


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