Man killed in Columbus officer-involved shooting identified


COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Columbus has been identified.

19-year-old Austin Hines died at the scene in north Columbus.

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Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said Hines will be taken to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Hines was arrested in February and charged with felony taking of a motor vehicle, assault on a law enforcement officer, and felony escape.