A 32-year-old Columbus man was shot and killed late Tuesday in his Adair Avenue apartment, Columbus Police Maj. Gil Slouchick said in a news release.
Jason Boykin was pronounced dead of a single gunshot wound at 11:50 p.m., Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirmed. His body was sent off to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Decatur for an autopsy.
Officers with the Columbus Police Department’s Patrol Division were called to 1021 Adair Ave. Apt. 5 around 11:24 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a shooting. Boykin’s girlfriend found him dead in their apartment after arriving home from work, the coroner said.
The homicide unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident, and no suspects were named or described in the release.
Anyone with information about Boykin’s death is encouraged to call Sgt. Dan Lyon at 706-225-4422 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police marked Boykin’s death as the sixth homicide in Columbus this year. He was killed after 44-year-old Dudley Jones Jr.was fatally shot on Ticknor Drive. No suspects have been named in the April 1 shooting.
The coroner considers Boykin’s death as the seventh homicide in Columbus this year.
Bryan’s list includes Christopher Warden, the 31-year-old man who authorities said was fatally shot by a woman on Feb. 6 after allegedly breaking into her apartment on Armour Avenue. Police did not include him on their homicide list, because they don’t plan to file any charges in connection with that incident.