Man arrested for lying about shooting

Source: Columbus Police Dept., 18-year-old Joseph Carr
Source: Columbus Police Dept., 18-year-old Joseph Carr

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A Columbus man faces charges after police say he lied to them about a shooting.

Officers were called to the city's Fire Station 7 on Buena Vista Road early Saturday morning and found 22-year-old David Carr, a student at Columbus State University, suffering from a gunshot wound to his right thigh.

His brother, 18-year-old Joseph Carr, was there with him and told officers the shooting happened during an attempted robbery on Pollman Street.

Joseph Carr later admitted to police he falsified his statement and that his brother was actually shot at their home on Buena Vista Road during a party.

Carr is charged with the false report of a crime.

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