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Man and teen arrested for E. Columbus murder

18-year-old Jefferey Jones (Source: Columbus Police Department) 18-year-old Jefferey Jones (Source: Columbus Police Department)
15-year-old Jashard Maddox will be charged as an adult 15-year-old Jashard Maddox will be charged as an adult

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Police say they have arrested two individuals connected to an early morning shooting in East Columbus. 

Authorities arrested 18-year-old Jefferey Jones and 15-year-old Jashard Maddox. News Leader 9 normally does not reveal the identities of juveniles, but Maddox is being charged as an adult.

Jones and Maddox are accused of killing 19-year-old Mercer Gadsden.

According to investigators, they got into a dispute with Gadsden over money and drugs around 2:00 a.m. Friday at a home located on Forrest Road near Gleason Avenue. 

Jones allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Gadsden in the chest and right thigh.

In addtion to murder, Jones and Maddox are being charged with possession of a firearm and armed robbery.

They are expected to appear in Recorder's Court Monday, October 4.

This marks the city's 11th murder. 

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available. 

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