Columbus police investigating deadly apartment complex shooting

Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 10:00 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2021 at 5:33 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is investigating a Saturday night shooting that left one person dead.

Police say they were dispatched to 3400 8th Avenue, Wilson Homes apartments, around 8:15 p.m. in reference to the shooting. The victim was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.

EMS responded to the scene and transported 20-year-old Lekeith Jashaa Epps to the Piedmont Columbus Regional emergency room. He was pronounced dead shortly before 9 p.m., according to the coroner.

Authorities say CPD’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

His body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy.

Police say no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Corporal William Peterson at 706-225-4293. Anonymous information can be given by calling 706-653-3188 or texting VACS plus your message to 274637.

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