Double Homicide Under Investigation at Columbus Apartment Complex

Double Homicide Under Investigation at Columbus Apartment Complex

On Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 6:48 p.m., Columbus Police responded to reports of a shooting at the 4700 block of Milgen Road (The Lowell Apartments). Upon arrival, officers found a Black female, later identified as Kayla Jenkins, 23, outside with gunshot wounds. Inside one of the units, a Black male, later identified as Deandre Jones, 27, was also found with gunshot wounds.

Despite efforts by EMS, both victims could not be resuscitated and were pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Dustin Harrelson. The Violent Crimes Unit has taken charge of the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Sgt. Donna Baker at 706-225-4296 or dbaker@columbusga.org. Information can also be shared anonymously through City Protect or by texting VACS followed by the message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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