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Columbus Man Indicted in Connection to Sinzae Reed's Shooting Death FINALLY Arrested.

SEVEN MONTHS after a 13-year-old Columbus, Ohio boy was shot dead, the man responsible for his murder has finally been arrested.

The fatal shooting of the 13-year-old Sinzae Reed happened on Wedgewood Drive on Oct. 12, 2022. Police found Reed shot in the street and he died from his injuries less than an hour later after officers arrived.

A report from the Franklin County Coroner's Office found that he was shot twice — once in the chest and once in the right hand.

Krieg Butler, 37, was taken into custody two days after the Columbus Division of Police filed a warrant for his arrest. He was indicted in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas with improper handling of a firearm and tampering with evidence, according to court records.

Butler had originally been charged with murder but argued that he acted in self defense against the boy. The murder charged was dropped during the investigation until more evidence supporting the charge could be determined.

Evidence and testimonies were presented to a grand jury last week in the case. The jury determined that Butler would face charges for tampering with evidence with a one-year firearm specification and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. The jury declined to charge him with murder.

Butler is currently being held at the Franklin County Corrections Center at Jackson Pike.


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