Suspect pleads guilty to alleged shooting on Broadway

By Mackenzie Patterson - bioemail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Monday morning, the suspect connected to a shooting that sent four men to the hospital pleaded guilty before a judge.

Police say Gregory James, 38, from Phenix City, Alabama opened fire on the four men early Sunday morning near 1010 Broadway in Columbus. 

James faced four counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and theft by receiving stolen property.  The 45-caliber pistol police said the suspect used was previously reported stolen. 

Police say James allegedly had a disagreement with one of the four victims before the incident Sunday morning and came to the area looking for the men.

Around 2:45 am, police said the suspect opened fire, hitting two men in the abdomen, one man on the left leg, and one man on the right hand.

The victims were taken to the Medical Center.

Two of the victims who were shot in the abdomen remain in the hospital on life support, while two other victims were released from the hospital.

We are told that one of the men, who was released had a hand injury that required reconstruction surgery.

After James's plea, a judge place bonds totaling $160,000.

James waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

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