24-year-old killed in shooting resulting in 37th homicide

24-year-old killed in shooting resulting in 37th homicide
LMPD officers were called to the scene of a shooting in the 600 block of South 35th Street Monday night. (Source: Pexels)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Jaleel Merritt, a 24-year-old male, was a victim in a shooting that took place yesterday, Dec. 9th in Columbus. This resulted in the 37th homicide to take place in Columbus.

Coroner Buddy Bryan stated the location of the shooting has not been confirmed. 50 shell cases were found, however police are still unable to determine the exact location of the shooting.

Bryan confirmed that Merritt was walking down the street near Brown Avenue. He was transported to the midtown ER by a private vehicle.

The autopsy will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 11th.

Squads are still investigating the incident. More details are yet to come.

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