Coroner identifies victim fatally shot in University District

Jul 3, 2013 Full story: The Columbus Dispatch 11

A man was shot to death outside his University District home early today. Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak identified the victim as Brian Vura, 29. Columbus police were called at 12:34 a.m. on a reported shooting in the area of Medary Avenue and Clinton Street and found Vura in front of the duplex where he lived at 2435-37 Medary.

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Fay Ye

Elyria, OH

#1 Jul 4, 2013
I have known this wonderful young man for years. He was the best of best young men. Had a smile for everyone This is so very sad. we have loss such a wonderful man God Bless his Family.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#3 Jul 4, 2013
My comment was inappropriate and I'm sorry.
Woman

Orlando, FL

#5 Jul 5, 2013
mike miller wrote:
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Probably, I sold to him a couple times back in da day.
you guys think it's appropriate to put this man's past business on blast right now? grow up!!! his family and friends are grieving and the last thing they need to read are comments about his alleged indiscretions!?? RIP Brian Vura... I remember you as a great friend/person who was always fun to hang out with!
debra

United States

#6 Jul 5, 2013
I have know brian n his family sense they were little and loved his grandmother dearly and brian was a good kid n man it is a very big loss to many my heart n prayers go out to his family n friends my god rest his soul n bless the family with guidance in healing
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 5, 2013
Woman wrote:
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you guys think it's appropriate to put this man's past business on blast right now? grow up!!!
If there is a connection between that man's past business and current state of health, it is entirely appropriate.

I am sure the neighborhood would like to know if there is a random killer in their midst, or if it was just another late-night drug deal gone bad.
nunya

Metairie, LA

#8 Jul 8, 2013
Big Johnson... sounds like you are trying to compensate for something with a name like that. Shame. Shame on you.
yeah now and hey baby

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 8, 2013
From the comments over on the dispatch he was shot exiting his car. Time for riflemen and riflewomen to mount up and patrol their neighborhood. The perp will be back.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 8, 2013
nunya wrote:
Big Johnson... sounds like you are trying to compensate for something with a name like that.
What do you mean?
Citizen

Columbus, OH

#11 Jul 9, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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If there is a connection between that man's past business and current state of health, it is entirely appropriate.
I am sure the neighborhood would like to know if there is a random killer in their midst, or if it was just another late-night drug deal gone bad.
Big Johnson - Mike Miller

I knew Brian and he was not into drugs or anything like that. He was a hard worker who cared about people. His family and friends are hurting right now and this is what you guys say. It was a senseless act of violence that shouldn't have happened. My heart goes out to the people who knew him because they new what kind of person he is.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 9, 2013
Citizen wrote:
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Big Johnson - Mike Miller
I knew Brian and he was not into drugs or anything like that. He was a hard worker who cared about people. His family and friends are hurting right now and this is what you guys say. It was a senseless act of violence that shouldn't have happened. My heart goes out to the people who knew him because they new what kind of person he is.
Sounds to me like he was ambushed. Someone was waiting for him. If you ignore the obvious probabilities then the killer will not get caught.
Citizen

Mansfield, OH

#13 Jul 9, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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Sounds to me like he was ambushed. Someone was waiting for him. If you ignore the obvious probabilities then the killer will not get caught.
He was ambushed by a coward. That didn't know how his death would affect the people around him. This person will be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I hope he tots in prison.

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