March 30, 2014
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 5 years ago
Columbus State University police shot a 20-year-old man to death Sunday afternoon at an apartment complex on the university's main campus.
But the university's account does not match that of the deceased's family.
Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said he declared Zikarious Jaquan Flint dead at 3:29 p.m. in the Midtown Medical Center.
CSU spokesman John Lester said campus police at 2:35 p.m. were told a man at the Courtyard 1 North apartment complex was putting bullets into a gun, and officers confronted the suspect minutes later.
They chased him to where he turned the corner of a building, faced the officers and raised his arm, so they shot him, Lester said.
Attorney Stacey Jackson has been hired as a spokesperson by the Flint family. Jackson gave this statement to News Leader 9:
"I have interviewed five people who saw certain parts of the transaction. Three of the five actually saw the shooting…all three stated that Flint was running away when he was shot and did not have any type of weapon in his hand when he was shot twice. At least one medical personnel at the hospital described the injuries to his parents as one being a shot to the back that exited out of his stomach and another shot in the lower region of the back of his head and neck area which penetrated his mouth area and broke his jaw. Two other witnesses who heard shots and at least one ran around the corner and actually saw Flint's body and saw similar injuries to his body. Video cameras are attached to the building. I am hoping the GBI investigates whether the cameras were working and whether any video exists of the shooting."
April 2014 Coroner says man was shot in the back and back of the neck.