Young Man Fatally Shot in Columbus, Police Seek Information

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On Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 1:41 a.m., Columbus Police Officers responded to the 700 block of Parkview Drive (Belvedere Park) concerning a person who had been shot. Responding officers discovered a Black male, later identified as 18-year-old Earkus Porter, Jr., suffering from gunshot wounds. EMS arrived and could not resuscitate the victim. Coroner Buddy Bryan pronounced him deceased at 2:21 p.m.

The Violent Crimes Unit was called to the scene to take the lead on the investigation.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Sgt. D. Baker at 706-225-4296 or Information can also be submitted anonymously via City Protect or by texting VACS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Information leading to an arrest is eligible for a reward.