Extradited murder suspect makes court appearance Friday

Extradited murder suspect makes court appearance Friday

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A man accused of murder appeared in court Friday, but shocking details were given, putting him at the scene of several other crimes.

Kevin Henderson was in court on Friday, facing a number of weapons, murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.

On Nov. 12, 2014, officers responded to Evergreen Street near Bowman Street when they arrived they found two juveniles. One had been shot in the chest, the other was not injured. The 16- and 17-year-olds told police the person who shot them was driving a silver Chevrolet Impala.

Nearly two hours later, officers found the car at the end of Roosevelt Street. Inside, Chad Herring was slumped over and had been shot in the back of the head.

Witnesses picked Henderson out of a lineup as the shooter. Police then issued warrants for his arrest.

Herring's mother, Susan Herring, was shaking as she spoke after court.

"I don't know why that criminal was even walking the street. It sounds like he just went on a rampage that night and was just shooting everything that walked or just was sitting there," Herring said.

During the investigation, detectives got video evidence from several local businesses showing Herring and Henderson in the backseat of the car and his fingerprints were found inside.

Henderson's crime spree didn't stop there. Police say he then robbed a Circle K on Victory Drive in November 2014.

Witnesses and business owners were asked not to show in court because police believe Henderson is affiliated with gangs.

Henderson was denied bond on the murder and armed robbery charges; he was given a total of $215,000 in bond on the remaining charges.

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