NEW DETAILS: Suspect arrested in weekend Gentian Blvd. murder

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 8:59 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A suspect has been arrested for the murder of a 20-year-old man.

On October 1, at approximately 7:16 p.m., Columbus police officers were called to St. Francis Hospital in regards to a person arriving with gunshot wounds.

The victim, 20-year-old Kenneth Griggs, died from his injuries at the hospital.

Police learned the shooting occurred at 3716 Gentian Boulevard. The Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

On October 5, a warrant was issued for 23-year-old Christopher Jones for the murder of Kenneth Griggs. He was arrested in Upson County, Ga. and brought back to Columbus.

Jones had a preliminary hearing Oct. 7 at the Muscogee County Recorder’s Court. Jones did not receive bond and his case heads to Superior Court.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Detective A. Moyer at 706-225-4435.

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