Police searching for suspect in Mahan Dr. fatal stabbing

Police searching for suspect in Mahan Dr. fatal stabbing
Police are searching for 17-year-old Zeph Parkman as the suspect for the Mahan Dr. murder (Source: Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus police have developed a suspect in the fatal stabbing on Mahan Dr.

Police obtained a warrant for the arrest of 17-year-old Zephaniah Parkman for the murder of 24-year-old Cortez Averette.

On Saturday, April 17, Columbus police responded to the 2200 block of Mahan Dr. in regards to a stabbing where they found Averette lying near the front door of a residence unresponsive suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Averette was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown, where he later died from his injuries. He was pronounced dead at 4:21 p.m.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact corporal Sherman Hayes at 706-225-4268 or by email at SHayes@columbusga.org.

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