News Leader 9 week in review

News Leader 9 week in review
(Source: Columbus Police Department)

The last seven days have been very eventful. Let's take a look back at some of this week's top stories.

A shooting took place at a Columbus Pizza Hut Friday, Apr. 6, claiming the life of 32-year-old Branden Denson. This week, Eric Spencer was arrested and charged with murder.

A Columbus High School student has tragically passed away. 17-year-old Jakayla Jackson was involved in a car accident on Apr. 20. Jackson passed away from her injuries on Sunday, May 29.

An officer-involved shooting happened at Wilson Homes Apartments in Columbus Wednesday, May 2. The person killed in the shooting was 24-year-old Damion Collier, who was a suspect in two ongoing murder investigations in Columbus. Police say they pulled Collier over in his vehicle when he reached for a firearm and officers fired shots.

Darrell Boggans was shot and killed on Winston Rd. in Columbus on Saturday, Apr. 28. Boggans was also a victim in a triple shooting on Andrews Rd. in Columbus in early April, but suffered non-life threatening injuries in that incident.

Sunday, Apr. 29 saw another shooting, this one claiming the life of 74-year-old William Meadows. Meadows had been in his vehicle around 20 hours when his body was located.

Two Columbus gas stations are duking it out to have the lowest gas prices in the Fountain City. Columbus drivers say they are loving it.

A C-130 cargo military plane crashed in Savannah, Ga Wednesday, May 2 killing nine members of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. The plane was on its way to Tucson, Az.

A Carnival cruise ship that departed from New Orleans experienced a water line break and began to flood. According to the senior cruise director for Carnival, guests on the Carnival Dream who were affected will receive a full refund, 50 percent off a future cruise, and are being given the option to get off the ship to be flown home.

Mark Wahlberg made a stop in the Chattahoochee Valley Saturday, May 5 to visit with members of the military and their families.

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