Police identify man fatally shot near strip club
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3 gunshots were blasted outside a strip club on the Far East Side early Thursday, one caller told 911.
The 911 dispatch caller told the operator "He's losing a lot of blood. Can you please just get here?" one woman told a dispatcher as Prince Michael Jackson, 35, was lying in the parking lot of a nearby bank.
Jackson had been shot after a fighting in the club and was rushed to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, where he passed away from his injuries, said Columbus police Sgt. Jeff Strayer, who oversees the third-shift homicide unit.
Officers recieved the call and were dispatched at aproximatly 2:36 a.m. to the parking lot in the 2000 block of Brice Road. Police stated Jackson had just left the nearby Rachel's Gentlemen's Club on Channingway Boulevard. The clubs operating hours indicate the club closes at 2:30 a.m., according to posted hours.
No one could be reached at the club Thursday for comment.
Jackson's death is currently the 56th homicide that police have investigated this year. Last year, there had been 37 homicides in the city as of June 2.
Anyone with information about Jackson's death is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730.