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Man accused of Calvin Ave. shooting death in custody

Bernard Gibson. (Source: Muscogee County Jail) Bernard Gibson. (Source: Muscogee County Jail)
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Muscogee County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that they've arrested Bernard Gibson, the man accused of the shooting death of a man on Calvin Avenue.

Gibson has been accused of firing the shots that killed Gerald Hightower, Jr. on Jan. 7 in Columbus. He was detained during a police chase earlier this week. 

Police say Hightower was shot multiple times and taken to Midtown Medical Center, where he died.

Gibson has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, simple battery and a probation violation.

Gibson, along with two other men, were arrested without incident on Jan. 14 when a Georgia State Trooper attempted to pull them over during a traffic stop on State Route 315. The driver of the 2015 KIA Optima did not pull over, and lead officers in a police chase. Troopers executed a PIT maneuver, and that caused the vehicle to hit an embankment. 

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