Man found shot dead next to west Columbus dumpster

(FILE - WSYX/WTTE)

Police are searching for a lead after a man was found shot and killed in west Columbus early Monday morning.

Julian Davis Higgins, 31, was found unresponsive next to a trash dumpster off of Wedgewood Drive around 3:15 a.m.

Police said he had a gunshot wound, he was pronounced dead at 3:26 p.m. There was no motive or suspect(s) as of Monday morning.

The investigation continued. This was the 70th murder in Columbus this year.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.

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