New surveillance video shows fatal gas station shootout

New surveillance video shows fatal gas station shootout

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News Leader 9 has obtained video that shows two men exchanging gunfire at the Big Cat Gas Station; a shootout that resulted in the arrest of Chandler Saxton and the death of John Jones.

In the video, Saxton is seen shooting at Jones at the gas station located on Buena Vista Road on July 31. Jones, who is wearing a white shirt in the video, shoots back at Saxton but does not injure him.

Columbus Police say Saxton shot Jones several times, and he later died of his injuries on Aug. 2.

A warrant was issued for Saxton's arrest, and he turned himself in to police on Aug. 3. He is charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime and violation of probation. He pleaded not guilty in Recorder's Court.

The case has been turned over to Superior Court.


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