Man Dead After Birthday Party Shooting; Suspect, Victim Named

Man Dead After Birthday Party Shooting; Suspect, Victim Named
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A man has died after allegedly being shot during a fight at a birthday party early Saturday.

According to Columbus police, just before 2 a.m., officers were called to a shooting along the 3000 block of Westerville Road.

When police arrived on scene, they found a male victim in a parking lot, with a gunshot wound to his upper body. 

The victim was transported to The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he died from his wounds.  He has been identified as 20-year-old Kingsley Owusu.

Police say there was a birthday party taking place at the location, when a fight broke out and the victim was shot.

No arrests have been made, but police have now identified Dennis Oteng, 25, of 4808 Legare Lane as a suspect in the shooting.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Oteng is also known as Dennis Boateng, according to police.

This is the first homicide of the year for the city of Columbus.

Anyone with information in this shooting is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 614-645-4730.

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Portage busy getting ready for a ’50th birthday party’ in 2013
News from Kalamazoo Gazette – MLive.com:

City of Portage flags are flying on South Westnedge Avenue for the city’s 50th anniversary celebration this year.  

PORTAGE, MI – White, red and blue flags flapping in the January winter wind along South Westnedge Avenue are the first signs that this will be a special year for the city of Portage.

Year-long activities and celebrations are being planned as Portage celebrates and commemorates its 50th anniversary.

The flags up and down Westnedge will remain all year as Portage throws what Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas has called “a 50th birthday party” for 2013.

“We have a lot of really good stuff coming up,” Strazdas said during a recent council meeting, all designed to educate, entertain and remember when Portage Township became a city, first with a vote of residents Feb. 18, 1963, then with a vote of the first city charter Dec. 16, 1963 and finally with the official incorporation as a city Dec. 31, 1963.

The city has lined up a number of events and activities under the categories of reflecting on the past, recommittin…………… continues on Kalamazoo Gazette – MLive.com

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