Suspect charged with murder in deadly shooting at Motel 6 on Victory in Columbus

Published: Nov. 1, 2023 at 8:16 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2023 at 4:41 PM EDT
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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.

Victim I’D after body found at Motel 6 on Victory Drive in Columbus
Victim I’D after body found at Motel 6 on Victory Drive in Columbus(Source: WTVM)

Patterson is scheduled to appear in Recorder’s Court for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.