A Phenix City man was shot and killed while coming out of a Columbus nightclub Saturday morning.
At around 3 a.m., Columbus police were called to a shooting at the Shanty Shack on Warm Springs Road, Police Sgt. Matt Blackstock said.
Martin Taylor, 37, was found lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his chest.
He was taken to The Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 3:25 a.m.
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Blackstock said the suspect, Victor Dowdney, got into an altercation with another man, James Cook, in the parking lot.
Dowdney pulled a knife and cut Cook's hands, then fled in a van. He returned to the parking lot a short time later.
Taylor was attempting to keep him there until police could arrive, when Dowdney allegedly shot him, Blackstock said.
Dowdney turned himself in at his residence on Birling Drive in Columbus.
Dowdney, 50, was booked into the Muscogee County Jail on charges of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and aggravated assault.
He is scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court at 8 a.m. Monday.