COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Mayor Teresa Tomlinson has released a statement following the most recent homicides in Columbus.
There were three homicides in less than 12 hours to begin the week and Tomlinson says she is frustrated with the number of killings in the community.
Mayor Tomlinson continued in her statement on the local murders:
According to the Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, there is a total of 32 homicides including 23 African American men, four African American females, three Hispanics, and two Caucasians (including one officer-involved shooting and one shooting in self-defense).
A murder is defined as the unlawful killing of another person and a homicide is the act of killing another person.
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