COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police have released new details in the murder of a man who died from his injuries a week after being shot.
Officers responded to the Emergency Room of Piedmont Columbus Regional on Feb. 8 to find 24-year-old Ronnie Brooks, Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound.
Investigators learned that Brooks was taken to the hospital in a dark grey 2012 Nissan Altima driven by someone claiming to be a friend.
The person claiming to be a friend told investigators he was with Brooks when he was shot on Decatur Ct. when he got out of the car to speak to an unknown man who then shot him and ran away.
The friend told investigators he put Brooks into his car and drove him to the hospital.
Investigators do not believe the friend was being truthful.
Investigators tell News Leader 9, they actually believe the shooting happened 5 minutes away from Decatur Court, on Parkchester Drive.
Neighbors say the vacant home located is a growing hot-spot for illegal activity.
Brooks body was taken to Atlanta for an autopsy.
Investigators say they do have a number of potential suspects on their radar.
They hope to make arrests in this case soon.
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Columbus Police Department investigators at (706) 225-4367.