UPDATE: Suspect charged with murder after Columbus man dies after hit by baseball bat

UPDATE: Suspect charged with murder after Columbus man dies after hit by baseball bat
One person was killed in Algiers near the Behrman area overnight on Oct. 1. (Source: NOPD)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Columbus man died two weeks after being struck in the head by a baseball bat.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, 45-year-old Perry Craig was hit in the head with a baseball bat on April 12. The incident happened in the 1500 block of 11th Ave. in Columbus.

Craig was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional for treatment. Craig died on April 26 at approximately 3:14 a.m. as a result of his injuries.

The Robbery and Assault Unit took over the investigation, which led to the arrest of 41-year-old Christopher Shane Tice for aggravated assault on April 13.

On April 27, Tice was charged with murder. This is Columbus’ 28th homicide of 2021.

Anyone having information related to this case is encouraged to contact Detective W. Ragland at 706-225-4056.

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