The murder suspect in the Nov. 28 shooting on Curry Street was seen running from the scene after the victim was shot in his vehicle, according to testimony Wednesday in Columbus Recorder's Court.
Jamar Pipkin, 23, pleaded not guilty to murder. He was ordered held without bond in Muscogee County Jail.
Judge Julius Hunter bound the case over to Superior Court.
Columbus police were called to Piedmont Columbus Regional-Midtown Campus, formerly known as Midtown Medical Center, around 10 p.m. Nov. 28 to check on shooting victim. Jahwon Armstead, the 21-year-old victim, died about 19 minutes later, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said.
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Cpl. Donna Baker said Armstead was fatally shot in his vehicle in the 4200 block of Curry Street.
He was seated in the front passenger seat of his vehicle as the driver went into the residence to get an item. Moments after entering the home, he heard and gunshot.
Baker said he returned to the vehicle, where he found Armstead in the passenger seat suffering from a gunshot wound.
"After the gunshot was heard, Mr. Jamar Pipkin was observed running from that residence," Baker testified. "At this time the murder weapon has not been recovered."
Baker said witnesses also saw Pipkin outside of the home before the shooting.
Officials sent out an alert on Jan. 19 announcing that they had issued a murder warrantfor Pipkin in connection with the shooting. He was located on Monday and taken into custody.