UPDATE: 16-year-old victim of Columbus’s 40th homicide identified

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UPDATE (11-16-2020, 2:26 P.M.): Columbus Police have released the identity of the victim in the 40th homicide of 2020. According to a release from a Columbus Police Department spokesman, Allen Toombs, 16, was the victim of the shooting in the area of Cusseta Road and Conner Road.

Police ask that anyone with information about the murder of Allen Toombs, or his whereabouts over the 24 hours before his death, call Sgt. D. Kraus at 706-225-4374 or email him at dkraus@columbusga.org.

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) – Columbus police are investigating the 40th homicide of the year.

Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley confirms the coroner’s office is on scene of a homicide at Cusseta Road and Connor Road.

Worley says the victim is a black male and he appears to have been shot. The identity of the victim has not been released as next of kin has not been notified.

The coroner’s office was called around 2:14 p.m.

News 3 is working to gather more details.

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