April 26, 2022

Man arrested and charged in Sunday homicide in Columbus

Therese Apel

Tommy Flowers

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with capital murder and six other felonies less than 48 hours after an East Columbus homicide.

Tommy L. Flowers, 27-years-old, of Columbus, was arrested by Columbus Police officers on Tuesday following the shooting death of a 16-year-old Columbus juvenile early Sunday.

According to Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton, Flowers was a passenger in the car driven by the juvenile. Flowers has also been charged with three counts of attempting to commit murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, directing a youth to commit a felony, and possession of a stolen firearm. All charges are felonies.

“We have been in contact with the District Attorney’s Office, and they are in support of the charges, Chief Shelton added. “I want to thank our police officers and detectives for their hard work that led to this arrest. The new Neighborhood Watch cameras were a valuable tool in solving this case too. We can’t talk about the details but I will say they helped us a great deal.”

No bond was set for Flowers since he was already out on bond for previous drug and weapons charges.

“The case is still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers or the P3 app,” Chief Shelton added.

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