Argument between cousins ends violently

23-year-old Lorenzo Tatum
23-year-old Lorenzo Tatum

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | e-mail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man is behind bars, accused of shooting his cousin five times.

23-year-old Lorenzo Tatum got into an argument with his relative Wednesday night near the intersection of Sim Street and McCartha drive in Columbus.

Police found 22-year-old James Brenson suffering from five bullet wounds to his upper torso, arm, leg and pelvis. He was taken to the Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Brenson is in critical condition, but stable and expected to live.

Tatum will appear in Recorder's Court Friday at 2 PM.