COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) – UPDATED: 12/10/19 3:25 a.m. One man is dead following a shooting Monday night in Columbus.

Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Allison identifies the victim as 24-year-old Jaleel Merritt.

Allison says Merritt died at the hospital from his injuries. His body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Jeff Kraus with Columbus Police at (706) 225-4374.


Columbus police are on scene of a shooting on Victoria Drive and Henson Avenue.

Right now, there are about four police cars that have blocked the scene off with crime scene tape after multiple shots rang out.

Investigators are gathering evidence and looking for shell casings. Witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots.

There are no reported injuries at this time.

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