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Murder suspect turns self in, victim's family wait for answers

Dewayne Willilams (Source: Columbus Police Department) Dewayne Willilams (Source: Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A suspect identified in a Columbus murder has turned himself in.

Dewayne Williams, 30, faces charges of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a fire arm by a convicted felon. 

Investigators say Williams killed Keyonna Chapple on Monday around 4:45 a.m. on Fisk Avenue, near Morehouse Street.  The victim was alive when EMS arrived.  Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower tells News Leader 9 he was pronounced dead later at the Medical Center.

Williams also faces an additional charge - theft by receiving stolen property.

When Williams turned himself over to authorities he had a pistol in his possession. We are told the gun will be submitted for testing to see if it is the murder weapon.

Authorities have not determined a motive at this time. Williams is scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

Chapple's cousin, Shonte Chapple, hopes some of her questions will be answered in court, "I hope he at least lets us know why he did it. What did my cousin say to you so bad that made you want to shoot him and kill him?"

The victim's family has not made funeral arrangements yet.  His body was sent to the Georgia State Crime lab for an autopsy.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available on News Leader 9 at WTVM.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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