Columbus man arrested in incident leading to shooting of 3-year-old, two others

Columbus man arrested in incident leading to shooting of 3-year-old, two others

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus police have arrested a man allegedly responsible for an incident that led to a shooting that injured a 3-year-old and two others.

24-year-old Torrez Jenkins was taken into custody and charged with battery in an incident prior to the shooting.

Jenkins was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. When witnesses saw the altercation, police say at least two people began shooting, striking Jenkins, his 3-year-old daughter and one other person.

Police found two victims at Spring Creek Village Apartments on Veterans Pkwy. at approximately 2:30 p.m.

The third victim was found on Manchester Expy. as he was being driven to the hospital by other witnesses.

The 3-year-old and her father have been released from the hospital. The condition of the third victim is not known at this time.

Jenkins is being held in the Muscogee County Jail on battery charges and is expected to appear in Recorder’s Court on June 25.

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