Man killed at Springfield bar lost brother in 2012 shooting in Columbus


The man who was killed at the Wagon Wheel bar on Sunday lost his brother to gun violence in 2012.

Jahream Beard, 35, of Springfield was identified as the man shot outside the bar on S. Burnett Road early Sunday morning.

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His brother, Kahlee Beard was shot and killed after a fight in Columbus in Jan. 2012.

Kahlee Beard was 30 at the time of his death. Robert M. Harris II reached a plea deal with prosecutors in connection with the shooting and was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison in 2014, according to the Columbus Dispatch. He is currently in the Southeastern Correctional Institution in Lancaster.

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Kevin Harrington was also charged in the case, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the Dispatch reported. Harrington is currently serving his time at Noble Correctional Institution.

At the time of Jahream’s death, police confirmed that someone pulled out a gun during an altercation outside of the Springfield business.

A witness told police she saw a vehicle speed out of the parking lot and head south on South Burnett Road.

Two other victims sustained non-life threatening injuries from the shooting.

The Springfield Police Division is asking for the public’s help to track down a suspect in Jahream Beard’s death.



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