Update: The Recorder's Court hearing originally scheduled for 9 a.m. today was continued until Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Original Story: Two people accused of gunning down a man outside a liquor store on Cusseta Road will appear in Columbus Recorder's Court this morning.
Montrell Foxworth, 30, and Takisha Martina Lee, 28, will face charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime at a 9 a.m. hearing.
Police said Decartes Reginald Baldwin, 34, was shot multiple times late Friday as he stood on the curb and talked to individuals in a vehicle at the intersection of North Lumpkin and Cusseta roads. After he was shot, Baldwin ran into the parking lot of the Cusseta Package Store at 288 23rd Ave., where he collapsed.
Police were called to the intersection to check on gunshots fired around 11:17 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, they found Baldwin suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to Midtown Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 12:48 a.m. Saturday, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said.
Baldwin's body will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab today for an autopsy, the coroner said.
The shooting death is Columbus' fifth homicide this year and the second this month.
Reno Fannin, 36, died June 6 after he was shot near the intersection of Cusseta and North Lumpkin roads.
The number of homicides is still lower than last year's total after six months. Columbus had 11 reported homicides after six months last year.
Staff writer Sarah Robinson contributed to this report.