Man charged in connection with shooting now faces new charge

Man charged in connection with shooting faces new charge

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man charged in connection with a Columbus shooting picks up a new charge.

Kerry Smith is now charged with armed robbery. That is in addition to his aggravated assault charge.

Smith is accused of being the gunman in a March 5 shooting, near 10th Street and Fifth Avenue North.

Police believe an argument led to the gunfire.

The victim was shot multiple times.

A Columbus police spokesperson said investigators added the new charge after speaking with the victim and learning some money was taken the night of the shooting.

Smith remains in jail.

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