Two Columbus residents suffered multiple gunshot wounds outside of an east Columbus nightclub Saturday morning.
Police said they found Greg Morgan, 29, with five gunshot wounds in his legs and shoulder after they were called at 2:10 a.m. to Fat Tree's Club, 2101 Schatulga Road. Morgan was transported to The Medical Center, where he was undergoing treatment.
A second victim, Shelia Lynette Lacy, 29, was shot eight times and brought to the hospital by a private vehicle. Injuries to both victims did not appear to be life-threatening, Police Lt. Lynn Joiner said.
An investigation determined there was a fight inside the club before shots were fired in the parking lot.
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Witnesses described one gunman as a black male, 27 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build and brown complexion. He was wearing a black baseball cap and a white T-shirt over a black T-shirt. There could have been more than one shooter, police said.
No arrests have been made. If you have information, call police at 706-653-3400.
AU student killed in pick-up crashFor the second time this week, an Auburn University student has died in a car crash.
Hunter Lane Keel, 19, of Blue Ridge, Ga., was driving east on Lee Road 66 in Lee County, Ala., around 4 a.m. Saturday when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel and the vehicle left the road.
Keel tried to get the 2002 Chevy Z71 pick-up back on the road, but it overturned on its side. Keel, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the truck, which landed on him and killed him instantly, said Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.
Speed and alcohol are both suspected to be factors in the accident, the coroner said.
Three passengers were in the truck, none of whom were injured: Lauren Watts, 18, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Ryan Bond, 18, of Auburn, Ala.; and Keel's sister, Sarah Jean Keel, 18. Watts and the Keel siblings were all Auburn University students.
Eighteen-year-old Auburn student Andrew Jackson Thurmond IV of Birmingham was killed in a three-car crash on Ala. 14 Wednesday night.
Couple's car and money takenA Columbus couple were robbed and their car hijacked Friday night.
After watching a play at the Springer Opera House, the man, 82, and his wife, 79, were dropping off two friends at around 9:30 p.m. at a 13th Avenue home, Columbus police said.
The man was backing their 2006 Cadillac DTS out of the driveway when two men approached. One put a gun to the man's head and ordered him to get out of the car, which he did.
The gunman then took his wallet, took $40 and gave the wallet back.
A second man told the wife to get out as well. She told the man she used a walking cane and couldn't get out by herself. The would-be robber told her he would help her out, she said.
After she was out of the car, the second man took her purse, which contained candy worth about $2 and a pair of glasses worth about $25.
Columbus Police Lt. Charles Kennedy said Saturday that Phenix City police spotted the vehicle around 11 p.m. Friday and a chase ensued before it crashed. Kennedy said "two or three" people got out of the car. Phenix City police were able to take one suspect, a juvenile, into custody.
Man charged in donut shop robberyColumbus police have arrested a convicted felon in connection with a Columbus doughnut shop robbery Friday.
At around 7 p.m., the Veri Best Donut at 1155 Talbotton Road was robbed by a man armed with a handgun, Police Lt. Lynn Joiner said.
The clerk told police the armed robber pointed a handgun wrapped in a towel at her and then crawled through the shop's window. The man took money from the register and ran away.
After police broadcast the robber's description, patrol officers arrested a suspect.
William Edrington, a 48-year-old convicted felon, was charged with armed robbery, possession of a fireman during commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Goo-Goo Car Wash on Mercury robbedA Columbus car wash was robbed Friday night.
At around 9:05 p.m., an employee at the Goo-Goo Car Wash at 3101 Mercury Drive was approached by a man demanding cash, Columbus police said. The employee was forced to put an undisclosed amount of money in a bag. The robber took the bag and ran toward Marilon Drive.
The robber was described as black, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, wearing a black hoodie and black bandana over his face.
The employee was not injured.
If you have any information, call 706-653-3400.
Man drowns in West Point LakeA 73-year-old Atlanta man drowned Saturday morning during a fishing trip at West Point Lake.
At about 9:30 p.m. Friday night, John Favors headed out onto the lake from Horace King Park to fish with his son-in-law and a friend, Troup County Coroner Jeff Cook said. Their boat was heading back to the dock at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday when Favors slipped and fell into the water.
Divers from the Troup County Sheriff's office recovered Favors' body around 5:20 a.m. in about 27 feet of water.
Favors was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m. His body has been sent to the crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.
Atlanta woman dies near OpelikaA 60-year-old Atlanta woman died Friday in a one-car crash while traveling through Lee County, Ala.
At around 8:25 a.m., Nancy Kirwan and her husband were driving south on I-85 north of Opelika when her husband apparently fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the interstate. When he tried to get the car back on the roadway, he lost control and the car flipped several times, said Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.
An ambulance transported Nancy Kirwan to the East Alabama Medical Center, where she died in surgery at 3:05 p.m. from multiple blunt force injuries.
Her husband was airlifted to The Medical Center in Columbus.