A 43-year-old woman was shot and killed early Monday on Meloy Drive, said Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
Ruby Lloyd was pronounced dead on the scene at 2:05 a.m. Monday. Her body will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Decatur for an autopsy.
Columbus police were called to the scene at 33 Meloy Drive at 1:55 a.m. to investigate the shooting. Lt. Greg Touchberry said they are still in the early stages of the investigation, but Lloyd’s death is being investigated as a homicide.
No arrest warrants have been issued.
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Lloyd’s death marks the 17th homicide in Columbus and the 15th investigated by police. She was killed three days after 18-year-old Richard Vaughn Cummings Jr. was fatally shot while in the front seat of a car on Farr Road.
Stay with the Ledger-Enquirer for more on this developing story.