Father of Winston Rd. deadly shooting victim: 'I hope they turn themselves in'

Father of Winston Rd. deadly shooting victim: 'I hope they turn themselves in'

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Less than 48 hours after a fatal Columbus shooting, family members are coming together to remember the victim, and are pleading for any potential suspects to turn themselves into police.

Emanul Banks, 18, was shot multiple times in front of an apartment building on Winston Road on Thursday around 2 a.m.

"When I got the call, not my son. Here we go again. I couldn't believe it, I just could not believe it," said Emanul's dad, Michael Williams.

Michael Williams is remembering his son who was gunned down Thursday morning just a few short blocks from his family home.

"We been staying out here all his life, for him to just be sitting outside in a chair and somebody ride past and just shoot him like that, and gun him down, he got shot two times in the back and one time in the leg. It's just not right," Fanta Banks said, Emanul's mother.

Winston Road is known for its history of fatal shootings, by neighbors and residents. Balloons and memorials of other lives lost are lining the street.

And now, 18-year old Emanul Banks is being added to this growing list.

"It's just this one particular street. This ain't just started, it's been happening for a period of time. It's time for someone to stand up and take a look at what's going on around here," Williams said.

Despite bad decisions he may have made, Bank's parents say they are remembering their son for the good he left in the world, many friendships he had, and his fun personality.

They say they don't know who the shooter is, but believe he targeted the wrong person. The family is pleading that whoever is responsible will do the right thing and turn themselves into police.

"Whoever it is though, I hope they do turn themselves in. I hope they find you, but God going to deal with you in his own way, anyway," said Williams.

According to Muscogee County Coroner's Office, this is the fourth homicide this year on Winston Road.

There have been no arrests in this case. Police urging the public to come forward if they have any information.

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