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Friends, co-workers take to social media to say, ’We lost one of our own’

What we know so far in Columbus EMT murder case

Kelly Levinsohn was a 44-year-old advanced EMT who was found shot to death in her home off of Pratt Avenue on May 11, 2019. Sgt. William Leonard Talley, 51, with the Columbus Police Department has been charged with murder in her death.
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Kelly Levinsohn was a 44-year-old advanced EMT who was found shot to death in her home off of Pratt Avenue on May 11, 2019. Sgt. William Leonard Talley, 51, with the Columbus Police Department has been charged with murder in her death.

Friends and co-workers of a paramedic allegedly shot dead by a Columbus police officer expressed shock and outrage on social media Sunday.

Police say Kelly Levinsohn, 44, was killed Saturday by Sgt. William Leonard Talley, 51.

It was described as a domestic incident.

Shortly after the shooting, Talley was involved in a crash while driving Levinsohn’s vehicle and was in critical condition Sunday afternoon at Piedmont Columbus Regional, officials said.

He is charged with murder.

Levinsohn was a paramedic for Care Ambulance, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan

An emergency medical technician emblem with a black stripe across it was posted on the ambulance service’s Facebook page on Sunday. Others who identified themselves as Care Ambulance employees or friends also posted the emblem, along with thoughts about Levinsohn.

“It’s hard to know that she won’t be at her usual place in the morning,” wrote one co-worker. “To the two people that gave her one last ride in her favorite truck, we know she would have wanted that! Pray for this EMS family. It’s a sad day!”

On a Facebook page belonging to a Kelly Levinsohn who lives in Columbus and lists her employer as Care Ambulance Service, several people in the Friends list changed their profile photographs to the black-draped logo.

“Say a prayer for the Care Ambulance Phenix City and Columbus family,” said one paramedic on the Facebook page. “We lost one of our own. It’s a sad day.”

Kelly Levinsohn, was a 44-year-old advanced EMT with Care Ambulance. She was found shot to death in her home off of Pratt Avenue in Columbus, Ga. Sgt. William Leonard Talley, 51, with the Columbus Police Department, has been charged with her murder.

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