Arrest made in Columbus homicide

Updated Article - Police have released the name of the man who is charged with murder after an overnight shooting.

Posted: Aug 7, 2019 7:25 AM
Updated: Aug 8, 2019 9:13 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police have charged a 27-year-old man with the murder of a man on Wednesday.

Charged with murder is Aaron Mitchell, 27, of Columbus.

Aaron Mitchell | Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff's Department

Police Chief Fred Shelton said Mitchell was arguing with Marty Moore, 28, when the encounter turned violent early Wednesday in the 2200 block of 9th Avenue South.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant identified Moore as the deceased individual.

Witnesses on the scene told WTVA they heard at least 10 gunshots.

Police said they recovered a weapon. 

"The victim and the suspect knew one another,” Shelton said. “This was not random. The victim and the suspect were involved in an argument that escalated into violence quickly.”

RELATED: Columbus mayor asks city's youth and parents to help stop gun violence

 

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