A Franklin County jury has found a Columbus man guilty of murder for a fatal 2020 shooting on the city’s Northeast Side that was caught on video.
Tylan Sims, 25, of the Northeast Side, was on trial in Franklin County Common Pleas Court for two counts of murder and multiple counts of felonious assault in connection with the death of 20-year-old Dezujwuan Pyfrom on Sept. 7, 2020.
The jury found Sims guilty on Friday of one count of murder and one count of felonious assault.
The jury found him not guilty of the other charges, essentially determining Sims was not guilty of purposefully causing Pyfrom's death, but guilty of causing Pyfrom's death by purposefully committing felonious assault.
Regardless, Sims faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison for murder. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Kim Brown will sentence Sims at a later date.
The afternoon shooting by Sims and his codefendant Adonis Walker outside the convenience store at 1485 Sunbury Road was captured on surveillance video.
Pyfrom was parking a truck in the store lot when Sims and Walker opened fire on him, and then fled the scene, according to records filed by a Columbus police detective with the Franklin County Municipal Court.
Pyfrom was pronounced dead shortly after police arrived at around 3 p.m.
Walker, 24, pleaded guilty on Aug. 31 to attempted murder and multiple counts of felonious assault. Franklin County prosecutors dropped a murder charge. Walker is scheduled to be sentenced on June 23. His defense attorney and prosecutors are jointly recommending that Brown sentence Walker to an indefinite prison term of 11 years to 15 years in prison.
Sims' defense attorney, Leo Ross, did not return a call Friday from The Dispatch requesting comment.
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