Coroner identifies victim of deadly Ticknor Dr. shooting

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A murder investigation is now underway and Columbus Police say a man’s body was found near the Exotic Pleasures adult entertainment shop.

Columbus police say officers were called to the 2200 block of Ticknor Drive Saturday morning at about 7:20 a.m. They say they found a man lying lifelessly on the ground when the arrived.

Muscogee County Coroner Freeman Worley identifies the victim as 44-year-old Dudley Jones Jr. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

News 3 spoke with several neighbors, none of whom wanted to go on camera. They say they were in shock when they saw the body.

The case is still under investigation by Columbus Police and no arrests have been made.

The Columbus Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact police immediately at 706-225-4291.

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