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Mother and 6-year-old son found dead in Columbus home

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6-year-old Jeremy Hall 6-year-old Jeremy Hall
47-year-old Tina Green Hall 47-year-old Tina Green Hall

Columbus police and investigators have confirmed to News Leader 9 that a mother and her son were shot to death.

Columbus police say their bodies were discovered just after 1 pm Friday afternoon in the Oakland Park home located on Howe Avenue. 

Jerry Hall, the father of the young boy, identified him as 6-year-old Jeremy Hall and his mother as 47-year-old Tina Green Hall.  

"I feel bad because that's my son.  I've got two sons and he is my baby, my baby son," said the father.

Screams filled the streets of Oakland Park in Columbus.

Family and friends stood in shock as the bodies of Jeremy Hall and his mother, Tina, were taken from their home.

Twanna Ford cannot believe her aunt and cousin are dead.

"He was real playful.  He liked animals and stuff.  My Auntie liked to take him out and buy him toys, and stuff.  Spiderman is his very favorite toy.  Anything you want to get him, get him Spiderman.  He loved to be at school.  He loved to be at home.  He's just a baby.  Who would do this to a baby?  This was a baby," said Ford.

Columbus police are working to piece together why this mother and her son were found shot to death where they live.

"Her son was her pride and joy.  She loved that boy.  She loved him.  She took excellent care of him.  Wasn't nothing he needed that she wouldn't work to provide for him," said Betty Richardson, a friend of the mother.

Richardson worked with Hall at the Burger King on Fort Benning.  She describes her as a sweet, joy-filled woman and an amazing mom to her little boy who went to Key Elementary School.

"She would look out for me or if something was going on in the neighborhood, she would call me and say be careful.  She was just that kind of person," said Emma Stokes, a neighbor of the victims.

Stokes says she always say the mother and son out playing in the yard.  She says Jeremy loved riding around on a toy ATV.

"It seems like it is making it almost impossible for me to even want to live here on this street anymore without her," said Stokes.

Family members and neighbors told News Leader 9 Tina's boyfriend discovered their bodies.

Lieutenant Lynn Joiner with the Columbus Police Department said that interviews with witnesses and family members are being conducted.

Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley says both bodies have been sent to Atlanta for autopsy which is expected to be back on Saturday. 

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