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Police Search for Suspect After Man's Body Found in Parking Lot

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - Columbus Police are investigating a murder that occurred Monday night.

Police say a caller alerted them that someone had been shot.

When police arrived on the scene, they found the body of 30 year-old Wayman James, Jr. of Columbus, GA lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Decatur Court. 

Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower says the man is a victim of a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say the investigation is in the preliminary stages therefore, police have not identified any witnesses or suspects. 

Police are actively working the scene, located near Carver High School off Rigdon Road. We are told they have increased police presence in the area are a currently searching for a suspect or suspects.

The body is being taken to Atlanta for an autopsy. Coroner Bill Thrower expects preliminary results Tuesday afternoon.

If you have any information about this crime, call Columbus Police at (706) 653-3400. 

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