Man dead following a shooting on Harvey Ave. in Columbus, coroner confirms

Published: Nov. 8, 2023 at 6:59 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2023 at 9:07 AM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that happened on Harvey Avenue that left one man dead.

Police say they went to the area of Harvey Avenue around 6:15 p.m., responding to reports about a person yelling. According to the Columbus Police Department, a witness came outside and saw the victim suffering from several gunshot wounds.

The victim was identified as 36-year-old Michael Brown by the Muscogee County coroner.

After EMS arrived at the scene, Brown was taken to Piedmont Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Brown’s Mother did not want to be identified but said the following about her son.

Brown lived in Phenix City and had many friends in the area and Brittney Parnell was one of them.

She said her heart is broken.

“It’s hard to watch such a good soul go this quickly, gone too soon. He was always giving me words of encouragement, motivational things, things to just keep me positive on the outlook of good things, and he was a real light,” she said.

Brown’s body is being taken to Atlanta for an autopsy, and Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said they will release the results when they receive them.

“Each and every, I hate. You know, I hate to hear it. I hate it for the deceased, I hate it for the parents, and the friends, and the loved ones of both sides,” Bryan said.

“I’m just really praying for his family and his children right now. Hoping they’ll get the justice that they need, and that he’ll be missed,” said Parnell.

The Violent Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation. However, no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information on this deadly shooting should contact Sgt. D. Danforth at 706-225-4299.