Suspect arrested in deadly shooting at Motel 6 on Victory Dr. in Columbus

Published: Jul. 6, 2023 at 9:41 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2023 at 11:44 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A deadly shooting investigation at a motel in south Columbus is underway.

According to the Columbus Police Department, the incident happened at Motel 6 on Victory Drive on July 6 at approximately 8:58 p.m.

Officials say the victim has been identified as 47-year-old James N. Mitchell by Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.

According to the Columbus Police Department, 19-year-old Jaboree Boone-Scott has been arrested as a suspect.

He is charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Boone-Scott is scheduled to appear in Recorder’s Court for a preliminary hearing on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

Stay with News Leader 9 as we gather more information on the active investigation.