UPDATE: Columbus police release surveillance photo of suspect in MLK Blvd. homicide

UPDATE: Columbus police release surveillance photo of suspect in MLK Blvd. homicide

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus police have released a surveillance photo of the man believed to be responsible for a Columbus homicide.

Police say the shooting occurred near the Citgo gas station on Martin Luther King Blvd. near Murray St.

21-year-old Jordan Rivers was pronounced dead at Piedmont Columbus Regional’s Midtown campus at 1:33 p.m., according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.

Police have say the suspect is an 18-25 year old man who was wearing a black track suit with white stripes. He drove a light-colored late model Chevrolet Impala that was also occupied by a woman. Neither person’s identity is known at this time.

Rivers’ body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy.

There is no word on if police have suspects at this time.

This will be the 32nd homicide in Columbus for the year. In 2018, there were 33 homicides in total.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity, the car, or anything else that could assist investigators is asked to call police at (706) 225-4374.

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