Man Shot Dead In Broad Daylight Blocks From Police Headquarters
Ronnie Jackson Jr. Died From Multiple Gunshot Wounds
A Columbus man was shot dead Tuesday morning right down the street from the Public Safety Building. The incident happened in the 600 block of 5th Avenue. Ronnie Jackson Jr. was shot in broad daylight as he sat inside an SUV.
First Responders arrived near an apartment building to find Jackson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and curious neighbors quickly gathering around the murder scene after the brazen shooting. A police investigator said the shooter approached the 29 year old father on foot and fled the scene. Based on the number of shots fired into the vehicle according to witnesses the gunman’s intent was clear.
Detectives are asking those witnesses to come forward with information. The incident makes the 8th Homicide so far this year. Police have not named a suspect and are asking for the public’s help. If you have information you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers.