Suspect charged with murder in deadly shooting at Motel 6 on Victory in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department has made an arrest in a homicide investigation for a body found at a south Columbus motel.
Officers were called to the scene about a possible dead person inside one of the rooms of Motel 6 on Victory Drive. When officers arrived at the scene, the smell of decomposition was detected. When they entered the room, a female body suffering from a deadly gunshot wound was discovered.
According to Muscogee Couty Coroner Buddy Bryan, 37-year-old Christina Rena Richardson was pronounced dead at 5:49 p.m. on Oct. 31.
During the homicide investigation, 40-year-old Brandon Patterson was identified as a suspect. He was arrested the following day and charged with murder.
Patterson is scheduled to appear in Recorder’s Court for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.
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