Father of two has been identified as man fatally shot inside East Side home

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Columbus police on Tuesday identified the victim of a homicide Saturday night on the East Side but have identified no suspects.
Columbus police on Tuesday identified the victim of a homicide Saturday night on the East Side but have identified no suspects.

An East Side man was identified Tuesday by Columbus police as the person who was fatally shot Saturday night inside a home on the street where he resided.

City homicide detectives said 24-year-old Jamour Funderburg was found shot around 9:30 p.m. Saturday inside a home on the 1800 block of Wyton Court, a cul-de-sac located off of Binbrook Road in a subdivision east of Barnett Road and north of Penfield Road.

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Funderburg was rushed to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:04 p.m.

Social media pages that appear to belong to Funderburg indicate he was a "father first" to two young daughters. Funderburg worked through a third-party company that provided drivers to FedEx.

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Funderburg had also been developing his own clothing, which he called Passer Le Flambeau, which translates to Pass the Flame.

His family could not immediately be reached by The Dispatch.

Detectives have not identified any suspects or potential motive in Funderburg's case.

However, Columbus police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a South Linden man in connection with an unrelated Jan. 13 homicide.

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Bruce Newby, 40, was arrested in Preble County on Monday, police said. He will be extradited back to Franklin County.

Newby has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Billy Joe White, who was shot around 2:05 a.m. Jan. 13 outside the Next Level Lounge, located at 1381 S. Hamilton Road on the city's East Side. Two other people were injured in the shooting.

White had been celebrating his 32nd birthday.

Court records show Newby was identified from a photo array as being involved with the fatal shooting.

Anyone with information about any Columbus homicide is asked to call detectives at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS.

bbruner@dispatch.com

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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Jamour Funderburg: Columbus police name man killed in East Side home

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