Death investigation underway after 13-year-old shot on Dorsey Dr. dies days later

Death investigation underway after 13-year-old shot on Dorsey Dr. dies days later

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A Saturday night shooting on Dorsey Dr. in Columbus has turned into a death investigation after a 13-year-old has died two days after being shot.

The 13-year-old victim was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional after being shot on Dorsey Dr. on Jan. 18.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said the teenager was placed on life support at Piedmont Columbus Regional and his family chose to take him off on Jan. 20.

“He was on a ventilator, life support, and he went into cardiac and respiratory arrest. He was actually brain dead and they pulled the plug. That’s a hard thing for a mother to have to do,” said Bryan.

Coroner Bryan also says he believes the gunshot was accidentally self-inflicted while playing Russian Roulette, but homicide still has to be ruled out.

The body is being sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy in the morning.

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