Decarlos Warren pleaded not guilty to murder for the shooting death of Darrell Boggans earlier last year.
Columbus police say when they arrived to the scene of Winston Rd. on Apr. 28, 2018, they found Boggans suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at the hospital.
Eyewitnesses told police Boggans was standing near his parked car when Warren allegedly came up and ambushed him before multiple shots rang out, striking him at least six times.
Although homicide detectives were able to present this evidence, Warren’s defense attorney Stacey Jackson says there is still speculation.
“There is an alleged witness that says they’ve identified my client, but obviously we have to look at the credibility of that witness and how the interview was done,” said Jackson.
Witnesses also told police that Warren left the scene on foot with a limp, which is something that stood out to police.
A couple of days later, Warren heard his name thrown around as a suspect so he voluntarily went to give a statement to police and when he got there he was on crutches.
Just a few weeks earlier, on Apr. 1, 2018, Boggans was involved in another shooting on Andrews Rd. in Columbus, but survived.
Jackson says that raises questions about other possible suspects.
“That’s why I asked Detective Hayes [about why] the individuals that were suspected that have shot Mr. Boggans had not been arrested at that time, so, obviously, I would think those individuals, whomever they are, should be persons of interest,” said Jackson.
Warren’s case was bound over to Superior Court and the judge says because of the nature of the crime, no bond was set.