Man dead following Urban Ave. shooting in Columbus

(Source: Walter Broseghini / WTVM)
Published: Sep. 25, 2021 at 10:57 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2021 at 4:44 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A man is dead following a Saturday night shooting in Columbus.

Police responded to the 3200 block of Urban Avenue just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shooting. Officers found 37-year-old-Marjester Thornton suffering from a gunshot wound.

Authorities said Thornton was unable to be revived by EMS personnel on the scene. Coroner Buddy Bryan tells News Leader 9 that Thornton was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Detective Z. Cole at 706-225-4295 or

To report anonymous information, call 706-653-3188 or text VACS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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