UPDATE: Columbus man shot and killed hours into the new year identified as 26-year-old

Columbus police investigating fatal shooting hours into the new year

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus police are currently investigating a murder at an apartment off of Cusseta Rd.

Major J.D. Hawk confirmed that the shooting happened at Elizabeth Canty Apartment Homes in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2020.

Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Allison says a 26-year-old Javante Jackson was pronounced dead on the scene at approximately 2:09 a.m.

Investigators were told that the suspects were two men who fled the scene in a small, four-door white sedan.

Jackson’s body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Anyone with information on the murder is asked to contact 706-225-4268.

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