Reward for Tips in JD Palmer Murder

James “JP” Palmer
Image from Central Ohio Crime Stoppers

March 15, 2022

On the Go Fund Me page for the family of James “JP” Palmer III, the 21-year old is described as “a hard-working son, nephew, grandson and friend” and that his loss has left his family “heartbroken and in a state of disbelief”.

On January 2 at approximately 8 pm, Palmer was shot in the head while driving westbound on Meadows Boulevard. Pickerington police found him sitting behind the wheel of a white, 2014 Chevy Impala near the area of Meadows and Hill Road. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

The police have asked residents “if you live in the area and have any kind of a doorbell camera or exterior security camera, we respectfully request you check any video you may have. If you have something that may be helpful, please contact the Pickerington Police Department at (614) 575-6911.”

Anyone with information may also call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS, use the free P3 Tips mobile application or provide information online at

All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and a special coding system is used to deliver the reward.

Per the organizarion’s website, “Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.  Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime.  Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper’s, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.”

As of March 14, the Pickerington police have offered no new information on the case due it being an on-going murder investigation.

However, the department did state that no charges have been filed and that “there is no reason to believe that other residents of Pickerington are or have been in danger in relation to this incident.”

A funeral service for Palmer was held January 18th at the J. F. Goode Funeral Home in Amityville, NY followed by his burial at Pinelawn Cemetery in Wyandanch, NY.

“Those that knew JP know what an amazing spirit he had and for that to have been cut so short… We will forever mourn his loss,” his family stated.

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