Traylen Colvin, Age 19, has been identified as a person of interest (Picture Above)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2023
On August 23, 2023, at approximately 12:18am, the Columbus Police Department responded to a disturbance call at 202 11th Avenue South. Where E-911 reported the sound of gunshots during the phone call. Upon arrival at the scene, officers immediately entered the residence and discovered a subject who had been shot.
According to Columbus Police Chief Joseph Daughtry, regrettably, the individual, identified as Jarion Griffin, a 26-year-old, was pronounced deceased by the Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant. During the course of the ongoing investigation into this homicide, Traylen Colvin has been identified as a person of interest.
Chief Daughtry added, “The Columbus Police Department is actively pursuing any leads or information related to this case. We urge the public to come forward and provide any information that may assist us in bringing justice to the victim and closure to their family and loved ones. If you have any information regarding this homicide investigation or any related details, please do not hesitate to contact the Columbus Police Department. Your cooperation and assistance are crucial in helping us solve this case and maintain the safety and security of our community.”
Certified Forensic Analyst
Public Information Officer
City of Columbus, MS