Update June 24
Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton confirmed officers arrested Korey Harris, 16.
Columbus police officers on the scene of a homicide on 15th Avenue North. Photo Date: June 23, 2021.
Investigators charged him with capital murder.
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant later identified the victim as Eddie Lee Gandy, 67.
Original article below
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Police are investigating the death of a man in Columbus.
City spokesman Joe Dillon said the incident happened in the 2200 block of 15th Avenue North.
The victim was in his 60s.
A friend called at approximately 8:15 a.m. Wednesday to check on the man but received no answer.
That led to the discovery of the victim's body.
Dillon said there are signs of forced entry and burglary.
Also, neighbors reported hearing gunshots overnight but no one reported such to police.
Police responded to a second homicide later in the day, this time on 26th Street North.
Police Chief Fred Shelton believes there is no relation between the two separate shootings.