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Clues sought in shooting death

Columbus police are continuing to investigate the death of a man who was driven to the Reynoldsburg High School parking lot after he was shot at a nearby Columbus apartment complex in the 1800 block of Fountainview Court.

Lyndford D. Taylor was a passenger in a vehicle when he was shot after 9 p.m. on Oct. 26, according to Columbus police. He was driven to the school lot at 6699 E. Livingston Ave. as 911 was called, Reynoldsburg police reports said.

Emergency crews took Taylor to Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730.

In other Reynoldsburg police activity:

* An employee of Nishi's in the 6500 block of East Livingston Avenue was robbed at gunpoint at about 5 p.m. Oct. 25. The robber was described as a black man with a short beard and stocky build. He was wearing a black Ohio State University hat, a gray long-sleeved shirt, black pants and black shoes. The employee told police the man approached the counter and asked for a pack of cigarettes, then pulled a black handgun from the right side of his waistband and demanded all the cash in the drawer.

* The front left glass door of a business in the 2100 block of Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road was shattered at about 4:07 a.m. Oct. 23. The reporting officer said the back door was still locked and there were empty cardboard boxes lying against the door. The office door was still locked and none of the cabinets that contained merchandise had been disturbed, police said. The case is still under investigation.

* Officers investigated an attempted burglary at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 24 at a residence in the 1000 block of Briarcliff Road. The homeowner said someone broke a rear window in her house and left blood drops on her concrete porch. The cost to replace the window was estimated at $350.

*An apartment in the 1300 block of Briarcliff Road was reported broken into at about 3 p.m. Oct. 23. The owner said a television antenna worth $30, pots and pans worth $40, hearing aids worth $1,900 and two books of checks worth $40 were stolen.