Police chief: Man in surgery after officer involved shooting
Columbus police officers responded to a shots fired call on Mill Branch Road at the intersection of Luna Drive around 8:30 a.m., Police Chief Ricky Boren said. At some point the man pointed the gun at one of the officers and an officer fired two shots at the man, one of them striking him in the leg, Boren said. He is in surgery at Midtown Medical Center.
Mike HaskeyThe Ledger-Enquirer
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Columbus police were called to Ballard Way Apartments at 5600 Hunter Road around 2:30 a.m. Nov. 17 to investigate a shooting. They found Javion Shorter on the staircase of Building 14 suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and left arm. It was his 18th birthday.Police Cpl. Sherman Hayes said the victim gave a statement to police in which he identified the shooter, but authorities declined to release the name. Shorter died two days later at Midtown Medical Center, said Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley.
Los Angeles Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera breaking into homes in Studio City between November 28 and December 3, wearing a Santa hat and scarf.
The LAPD press release said the suspect knocked on doors and rang door bells to assess if anyone was home. “When no one answered the door, the suspect would gain entry to the backyards of the homes, smash a rear patio sliding door or back window, then enter the homes,” the press release said. “Once inside, the suspect removed cash, jewelry, safes, and firearms before leaving. A get-a-way driver has been seen in a dark sedan.”
Combat veteran Timothy Tarr recounted how he shot neighbor Alcides Washington, and recalled his bloody experiences while serving overseas, and how that affected his reaction to Washington’s turning toward him with a paintball gun on May 24, 2016, after Tarr ordered him to quit shooting it. After his account, Chief Assistant District Attorney Al Whitaker questioned Tarr's account. This is an excerpt of his questioning.
Thomas Joseph Meade, 25, of Columbus, pleaded not guilty in Columbus Recorder's Court during a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning. Meade is charged with one count of murder in the death of Dieondre Murphy, 19. These are excerpts from remarks made by defense attorney Shevon Thomas, who represented Meade during the hearing.
Adrian Harris,30, pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Columbus Recorder's Court to charges stemming from a Sept. 30 drive-by shooting that took the life of Takelia Johnson near Ewart Avenue. Harris,30, faces one count each of murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. These are excerpts of an interview with Michael Eddings, the defense attorney who represented Harris during the hearing.
The jury reached a verdict early Friday afternoon in the murder trial of Gary Lee Jones Jr., charged in Robert Earl Bolden’s Nov. 5, 2014 fatal shooting on Riverland Avenue in Columbus’ Oakland Park community. Jones was found not guilty on all charges, which included malice or deliberate murder, felony murder for allegedly killing Bolden while committing the felony of armed robbery, armed robbery and using a gun to commit a crime. Michael Eddings, Jones' defense attorney, spoke with the media after the verdicts came in. These are excerpts from his comments.
The jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of Gary Lee Jones Jr., charged in Robert Earl Bolden’s Nov. 5, 2014 fatal shooting on Riverland Avenue in Columbus’ Oakland Park community. Jones was found not guilty on all charges, which included malice or deliberate murder, felony murder for allegedly killing Bolden while committing the felony of armed robbery, armed robbery and using a gun to commit a crime.Jurors deliberated about three hours before announcing they had a verdict at 1:15 p.m.
Gary Lee Jones Jr. took the stand Thursday morning to testify on his own behalf. Jones is facing murder charges in connection with the Nov. 5, 2014 shooting death of Robert Earl Bolden outside the Riverwind Apartments. This is an excerpt of Jones' testimony. Jones testified that Bolden "tussled" with Adrian Devon Patterson,26, that he saw Bolden with a silver gun, heard a gun shot, but did not see the actual shooting.
Detective Jeff Bridges said he asked his twin brother Joe, a patrol officer, to help track down a white Geo Prism witnesses reported seeing Nov. 5, 2014, at Riverwind Apartments in Columbus’ Oakland Park area, where Robert Earl Bolden fatally was shot shortly after noon.
Two shootings in Phenix City left one man dead Wednesday and another injured just west of 10th Avenue on Fourth Street South, police said.
A unidentified man who appeared to be in his early 20s was pronounced dead of a gunshot to the head at 4:19 p.m. at the scene, Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. said. His body will be sent to the Department of Forensic Science in Montgomery, Ala. on Thursday. Sumbry said his office is trying to get in touch with relatives to identify the man.
The murder trial for a man charged in a 2014 fatal shooting in Columbus started Tuesday morning. Gary Lee Jones Jr.,25,is one of two suspects charged in the Nov. 5, 2014 fatal shooting of Robert Earl Bolden outside the Riverwind Apartments in Columbus. The case against codefendant Adrian Devon Patterson,26, was severed, so he will be tried separately later. The indictment charges Jones and Patterson with malice or deliberate murder, felony murder for allegedly killing Bolden while committing the felony of aggravated assault, and aggravated assault. Jones is charged also with using a gun to commit a crime. These are excerpts from the argument made by Michael Eddings, the defense attorney representing Jones.
For the second time in six weeks, a Smiths Station gun shop has been targeted by burglars who back a pickup truck into the building hoping for a big weapons haul. And for the second time, the would-be thieves walked away empty handed, according to Rodney Stariha, owner of Flat Iron Arms on Lee Road 246.
Jace Jenkins, 21, is charged with murder in the Halloween shootings death of Stewart Leslie Gordon Jr. at a house on Burton Street. An investigator said the killing happened after an argument over $14 escalated.
A five-day undercover operation led to the arrest of 21 people who were accused of preying on children online with the intent to have sex with them, authorities said. The multi-jurisdictional operation was centered in Columbus, Georgia, and launched on November 9, 2017.