A Columbus man was found dead early Friday morning on the street at the corner of 27th Avenue and North Lumpkin Road in Columbus.
Ermond Givens, 51, was found shot in the left side of his chest around 2:30 a.m., according to a Columbus police report.
The body was found around 2:30 a.m. and Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton pronounced Givens dead at 3 a.m.
No cause of death was given. Columbus police are investigating it as a possible homicide. There are no suspects at this time, but police believe Givens was shot with a small caliber weapon.
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Muscogee County coroner Bill Thrower said the body has been sent to the state crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.