Boyzie Barnes arrested for shooting woman in face

Boyzie Barnes
Boyzie Barnes

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police have arrested a man for a shooting that occurred early Thursday.

A man who lives in an apartment at 21 Ticknor Drive told police he found a woman in his home around 6:00 a.m. suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.

The unidentified man then alerted authorities and the woman was then taken by emergency personnel to the Columbus Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries.  She is listed in critical condition and her name will be withheld until the next of kin has been notified.

We're told the woman is her 20s.   Police arrested Boyzie Barnes and charged his with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Barnes is expected to appear in Recorders Court Friday, May 1st, at 9:00 a.m.

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