Columbus man charged with early morning murder of N.J. man on Steam Mill Rd.

Updated: Feb. 2, 2021 at 4:27 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus police have a man in custody for the murder of man from New Jersey who was visiting the Fountain City.

36-year-old Tayquann James, of Patterson, New Jersey, was shot and killed on Steam Mill Rd. in Columbus just before 6:00 a.m. Monday.

35-year-old Michael Brown is being charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with James’ shooting death.

Brown is currently being held in the Muscogee County Jail where he awaits a Recorder’s Court hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 9:00 a.m.

Anyone with information on James’ murder is asked to contact investigators at 706-225-4363.

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