(WTVM) - Here is a list of the murders in Columbus, GA in 2016. The name of each person killed in the following list includes a link to our original report on that crime.
- The age of the victim is in brackets next to their name.
- Each name follows a brief synopsis of the incident.
- If someone has been arrested in connection with that crime, it is listed following the synopsis.
Police list (Total: 23)
NOTE: These are deaths the Columbus Police Department have ruled homicides per their investigations. CPD did not release a number for this report and the department will not release any official crime-related statistics until January 2017.
- Gloria Short (54) *1/4/16 grandmother, son, and granddaughter were found dead in the Short’s Upatoi home located at the 3000 block of Bentley Drive. Arrested: Raheam Gibson (19), Jervarceay Tapley (17, and Rufus Burks (15)
- Caleb Short (17) *see above asterisk
- Gianna Lindsey (11) *see above asterisk
- Marcus Barron (33) 2/13/16 Fatally shot during a dispute with a neighbor at Baker Plaza Drive Apartments… Arrested: Reginald Glenn (42)
- Anthony Meredith (24) 3/26/16 Gunned down near the southwest entrance of the Peachtree Mall on Easter weekend… Arrested: Xzavien Jones, Tekoa Young, Terell McFarland
- Calvin Denson (41) 4/30/16 Shot twice in the chest during a dispute at Warren Williams Homes… Arrested: Timothy Jones (42)
- Richard Collier (23) 5/14/16 Shot in the chest during a party at his home on Hodges Drive… Arrested: Drevon Johnson
- Alcides Washington (33) 5/25/16 Shot in the head while visiting a neighbor at Stone Creek Court… Arrested: Timothy Tarr
- Demonde Dicks Jr. (24) 6/15/16 Shot in the head near the basketball courts at Double Churches Park… Arrested: Jacquawn Clark, Akeveius Powell (21), Derain Waller (25)
- Kenneth Holloway Jr. (25) 6/18/16 Shot in the chest during an argument on 17th Ave. Arrested: Torrance Menefee (30) …
- Lakeshia Moses (16) 7/1/16 Shot in the face at Wilson Homes on 8th Ave. Arrested: Lernard Bonner (17)
- Terry Cobb (29) 7/3/16 Shot at the Corner of Cusseta Rd and 21st Ave. He was a suspect in a July 2015 homicide (brother of Kenneth Holloway Jr. who was killed 6/18/16…
- Deonn Carter (31) 8/20/16 Shot during a robbery attempt on Aug. 9 at the Britt David Apartment Complex. He died a week later at the hospital. Arrested: Dequoyae Waldon (22), Travarus Thomas (20), Tyquez Davis (17), Quamaine Thomas (18), Tauron Stepney
- Shawn Gentile (25) 9/2/16 Shot on 20th Ave… Arrested: Daniel Kennedy (victim’s step-father)
- Joseph Davis (47) 9/6/16 Hit in the head with an object during a BBQ in South Columbus… Taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in ATL where he was later pronounced dead… Arrested: Merrick Redding (51)
- Antonio Giddens (39) 10/15/16 Stabbed multiple times on Schaul Street following an argument/fight… Arrested: Curtis Porter (53)
- Dewayne Chronister (50) 10/17/16 Cab driver found fatally shot at Parkwood Mobile Home Park… Arrested: Dontavis Screws (20), Wanted: Devin Durden.
- Vatfal Patel (23) 11/6/16 Shot and killed during an armed robbery at 5 Corner Lotto on Linwood Blvd… Wanted: 3 males
- Nikco Slaughter (27) 11/14/16 Shot and killed on Parkchester Drive…no arrests.
- Ronald Davis (36) 11/16/16 Shot and killed on 17th Ave… Arrested: Saleem Jackson (20) and Dylan Haskell (19)...
- Peggy Gamble (83) 11/28/16 Stabbed to death in her home on 8th St… Arrested: Angelo Short (42): the step-grandson of the victim…
- Bobby Seawright Jr. (25) 12/17/16 Found shot to death next to his car near Branton Woods Drive.
- Jamal Alexander (19) 12/28/16 Shot and killed on 10th St; 4 others injured.
Muscogee County Coroner's list, including the above list (Total = 25)
- Marquis Brown (23) 1/30/16 Died of blunt-force trauma to the head after a brawl outside of Outlaws Saloon… Arrested: James Perkins
- Jamyah Allen (15) 6/9/2016 Shot and killed on Crystal Drive… was classified as a justifiable homicide… Allen came toward a resident with a BB gun.
Vehicular homicides: not included in total by police, coroner, or the GBI
Case being investigated as a suspicious death: no classification at this time
- Kendra Pearce (44) 12/28/16 Found dead along the Riverwalk south of Lake Oliver… had been missing since Dec. 5.