Columbus police are investigating an apparent homicide that happened early Friday on Mellon Street.
Stanford Jones, 44, was found dead of gunshot wounds in the living room of his 427 Mellon Street home. His body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy.
The coroner’s office pronounced Jones dead at 7:07 a.m., Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley said. Homicide detectives were called to the scene around 6:30 a.m.
Columbus police were releasing few details Friday as they sought witnesses.
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Crime-scene tape stretched from the Mellon Street Apartments past Jones’ residence next door, where police placed numbered evidence markers in the street in front of the house and in the front yard.
Police thoroughly documented the crime scene with a 3-D imaging system before Jones’ body was removed shortly before 1 p.m.