Murder warrant issued in death of Corey Owens

lgierer@ledger-enquirer.comMay 4, 2014 

SaCorey McKelvey

Columbus police have issued a murder warrant for the arrest of SaCorey McKelvey in the shooting death of a Columbus man Corey Owens on April 24.

McKelvey, a 22-year-old black male, standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 200 pounds, is considered armed and dangerous.

Owens, 29, was found around 1:50 p.m. in a white SUV at the intersection of Adair Avenue and Wynnton Road in front of Rivers Homes, a small public housing complex.

He was suffering from a single gunshot to the head.

Owens was transported to the Midtown Medical Center, where he died the next day as a result of his injuries.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan pronounced Owens dead at 12:55 p.m. on April 25 in the hospital's intensive care unit.

On Friday, Bryan said that according to preliminary autopsy reports from the state crime lab, Owens died from a gunshot wound to the back of the head, but he had no information on the caliber of weapon.

On Sunday, Lt. Debra Bohannon said McKelvey, who is from Columbus, and Owens did know each other.

She said multiple rounds were fired at the car.

Bohannon could not give any information on the motive.

She said police are not sure if McKelvey is still in the area.

The funeral for Owens was Sunday at the Battle & Battle Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Anyone with information about McKelvey should contact the Columbus Police Department at 706-653-3400.

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