Suspect identified in murder of 25-year-old shot in Columbus

Published: Sep. 12, 2022 at 8:32 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2022 at 9:08 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus police have charged a suspect in a homicide on Forestside Drive.

Coroner Buddy Bryan says 25-year-old Zachary Tyler Castellow was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. from gunshot wounds.

During the investigation, 25-year-old Jonathan Thompson was identified as the suspect in the shooting. Police say The suspect turned himself in at police headquarters later in the evening.

He is charged with the murder of Castellow.

Thompson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Recorders Court on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 8 a.m.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Department at 706-225-3161.