Teen dead, 1 injured after shooting on Buena Vista Road in Columbus

Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 8:32 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is investigating shooting that left a teenage girl dead and another person severely injured.

According to officials, the incident happened on August 8 in the 3400 block of Buena Vista Road - near Wild Bills Pawn and Jewelry Shop.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says the victim has been identified as 19-year-old Nevaeh Nevels. Bryan says the suspect is believed to be the father of Nevels’ child.

Officials say the suspect chased Nevels and a surviving passenger down Buena Vista Road shooting at the vehicle. Nevels turned down Parkchester Drive - followed by turning right on Mill Road before turning into Wild Bills. Nevels clipped the curb and spun out. The suspect got out of his car and opened fire on the vehicle.

“My daughter leaves behind a two-year-old daughter by the man who took her life and riddled her body with holes while she was trying to get away,” said Brandy Nevels, Nevaeh’s mother.

The coroner says the surviving victim is in an induced coma.

One of Nevels’ friends, Chenal Watson, told News Leader 9 she just sat down to have lunch with her a few weeks ago. She calls the person responsible for Nevels’ death a coward.

“You took away the mother of your daughter. You took away a loved daughter. A loved granddaughter, a loved cousin, a friend. He’s a coward and that’s how I feel about him. She has a whole child. She’s leaving behind your kid.”

The suspect’s identity has not yet been released. Stay with us as we gather more information.

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