21 year-old killed in attempted gas station robbery

Jack McLaughlin

An attempted robbery at a Hilltop gas station overnight has left one person dead, according to Columbus Police.

Police said officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Sunoco located at 2725 W. Broad St. just before midnight last night. The shooting occured during an attempted robbery of the store.

At the scene, police found 21 year-old Andrew Combs suffering from “visible injuries.” He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, and was later declared dead at 12:56 a.m. 

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Combs was a patron of the Hilltop gas station when he was injured. Police haven’t released any information on suspects at the time this story was published.

At a recent Columbus City Council meeting, officials recommended against the renewal of liquor licenses for 12 bars and businesses. The west side Sunoco where the shooting occurred was one of them. It was also the scene of a previous shooting this summer. 

If you have information about the incident, contact Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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