24-year-old identified in deadly officer-involved shooting in Columbus

Courtesy: Columbus Police Dept.

UPDATE: The Lowndes County coroner has identified the person shot and killed outside of a nightclub in Columbus.

Officials say 24-year-old Raymond Davis of Columbus was pronounced dead at 1:58 AM Saturday. An autopsy is scheduled for next week.

Columbus Police said an officer was involved in a deadly shooting early Saturday morning.

We’re told police responded to a disturbance call at the Premier Lounge at the corner of 22nd Street and College Street. Investigators said the lounge was closing and there was a large crowd outside.

Investigators said the exact details of the shooting are still under investigation. We’re told the 24-year-old person who was shot by the office died at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle. A second person was also injured in the shooting and is expected to recover. We’re told a gun was recovered at the scene.

The officer involved in the shooting is not hurt. We’re told the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is handling the case. Police said the Lowndes County Coroner will release more details on the victim.


Columbus, MISS. (WJTV) — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Columbus.

We’re told Columbus Police got a call about a disturbance at the Premier Lounge early this morning. They said the shooting happened at that location. We’re told a gun was recovered at the scene.

According to the Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant, the person who was shot by an office died at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

We’re told the Columbus Police Department will issue a new statement before noon today.

Courtesy: Columbus Police Dept.
Courtesy: Columbus Police Dept.
Courtesy: Columbus Police Dept.

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