19-year-old arrested on murder charges in Columbus shooting deaths of 2 teens

A 19-year-old has arrested on a felony murder charge in connection to an early October shooting that left two men dead, police say.

Rayshondre Tarver was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of felony murder, according to a release from the Columbus Police Department. The incident occurred on Oct. 7 on the 200 block of 32nd Avenue around 11 p.m. in Columbus.

Montrell Johnson, 18, and Terreon Joseph, 17, were walking down 32nd Avenue when they were confronted and shot by a gunman, police said. When officers arrived to the scene, they found Johnson and Joseph dead from gunshot wounds.

Tarver’s preliminary hearing will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 24 in Recorder’s Court.

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Tandra Smith is the Ledger-Enquirer’s newest reporter. A Georgia Southern University graduate, she’s covered everything from protests to hurricanes and more. Here in Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley, she will focus on breaking and trending news.