Columbus officers involved in Wilson Homes deadly shooting return to duty

Columbus officers involved in Wilson Homes deadly shooting return to duty

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Two officers involved in a deadly Columbus shooting are returning to work.

The information comes four months after two officers shot 24-year-old Damion Collier, killing him.

Representatives of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who are heading up this case, say they are nearly done with their investigation.

They will be turning the case over to the district attorney's office.

The Columbus Police Department is also pursuing a separate investigation in this case.

Collier was reportedly wanted for a number of crimes in the area.

At the time of the shooting, police say they had been trying to make contact with him for weeks.

"There were warrants outstanding for the individual. We had warrants for aggravated assault, felon in possession of a firearm, and others. We were in the process of obtaining other warrants for his arrest," explained Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren.

He was spotted in Wilson Homes Apartments in Columbus and a short pursuit began.

Collier was shot multiple times according to Muscogee County Coroner, Buddy Bryan.

Investigators say he was believed to have reached for a gun at some point.

Collier was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The two officers involved were not injured.

A woman in the car with Collier suffered minor injuries from this incident.

The case remains under investigation.

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