Suspect arrested for Oct. 2021 murder on 47th St. in Columbus

Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 3:21 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Drug, Gang and Fugitive Task Force and US Marshals Services arrested a suspect in an Oct. 2021 shooting in Columbus.

According to authorities, the Columbus Police Department issued a felony warrant for murder and two counts of aggravated assault. On August 12, Mikita Leonard was arrested, Sheriff Greg Countryman says.

On October 12, 2021, at around 7 p.m., authorities said they responded to reports of a shooting on 47th Street and 12th Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim, Lorenzo Vasquez-Lopez, suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and later died from his injuries.

Leonard is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Recorder’s Court on Monday, August 15.

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