Columbus officials deny that they attempted to mislead anyone after a British publication reported finding inconsistencies between two incident reports released in relation to the police-involved shooting death of Ricky Ball last fall.
State nor local officials have said how many bullets were fired when a Columbus police officer shot Ricky Ball on the night of Oct. 16. However, one stray bullet from the incident appears to have struck a woman's 20th Street North home.
Canyon Boykin, the Columbus police officer who shot and killed Ricky Ball in October, has dropped an appeal of his termination to the Civil Service Commission.
Authorities say two men broke into a Jamestown Square apartment on Thursday morning, threatened a woman at gunpoint and then fled with several items.
State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, joined other area lawmakers this week in filing a state funding request for the construction of a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District-Mississippi State University partnership school, but the District 37 representative's bill could, if approved, delay the build by a year.
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