One dead following shooting on Double Churches Road in Columbus

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Published: Aug. 31, 2023 at 7:50 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A 16-year-old male was found dead in his aunt’s car in front of the ball field in the 2000 block of Double Churches Road on Aug. 31.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, the male is identified as Dayton Willis, and he was pronounced dead on the scene at 1:36 a.m.

Willis was found with multiple gunshot wounds and a Colt. 38 special revolver in his lap according to Bryan.

The Columbus Police Department Violent Crimes Unit is investigating this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant D. Battle at 706-225-4340.

Stay with News Leader 9 as we gather more information.