UPDATE: Victim ID’d in east Columbus homicide on Huffman Dr.

Updated: Dec. 8, 2019 at 4:20 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The victim in a Columbus homicide has been identified after a fatal shooting in east Columbus.

Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley says 27-year-old Orlando Carter of Columbus has been identified as the victim of the shooting on Huffman Dr.

According to Major J.D. Hawk with the Columbus Police Department, the victim was taken to the St. Francis Hospital emergency room in a private vehicle.

Carter’s body is being taken to Decatur for an autopsy on Monday. The cause of death has not yet been released.

The CPD Homicide Unit is taking over the case.

This marks the 36th homicide of the year in Columbus.

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