70-year-old man shot, killed in Columbus; family member charged with murder

70-year-old man shot, killed in Columbus; family member charged with murder

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A shooting in Columbus has cost an elderly man his life and one of his family members is the man police say is responsible for his death.

Officers were called to a residence in the 4900 block of Mehaffey St. at approximately 4:47 p.m. in reference to a shooting.

Police on the scene found 70-year-old Walter Williams suffering from gunshot wounds inside the house.

Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Allison pronounced Williams dead at 5:45 p.m. on the scene.

36-year-old Marlon Reese, who is a relative of Williams, was detained on the scene and subsequently arrested and charged with murder.

Reese is currently being held in the Muscogee County Jail where he awaits a Recorder’s Court hearing. His hearing was scheduled for on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 9:00 a.m., but was moved to Friday to allow Reese time to get an attorney.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information on Williams’ murder is asked to contact investigators at 706-225-4363.

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