Columbus man murdered Sunday morning

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -  Columbus police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that left 25 year old Deloren Mitchell dead.

The details are still being sorted out, but police do confirm Mitchell was murdered inside an apartment at the Farley Homes on Nina Street around 3:00 Sunday morning. Officers found him in a back bedroom, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Mitchell was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the emergency room by Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton.

Police say there were witnesses to the shooting and at this time they have three suspects in mind, although they are not releasing information about the men.

If you have any information that could lead to arrests in this crime, you are asked to call the Columbus Police Department at (706) 653-3400.

News Leader Nine is continuing to follow the story and will have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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