Murder investigations hitting roadblocks because witnesses won’t talk, police say.
Columbus had its seventh homicide of 2019 on Sunday morning.
Police were called at 12:45 a.m. to a shooting on 25th Street near Hamilton Road where they found a 53-year-old man lying in the road with a gunshot wound.
The victim, later identified as Davis McFarland, was rushed by ambulance to the emergency room at Piedmont Columbus Regional’s midtown campus, where he died from his wound at 2:15 a.m., investigators said. He died of a gunshot wound to the head, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said. McFarland’s body will be transported to the crime lab in Decatur for an autopsy on Monday, the coroner said.
The Columbus police homicide unit is investigating.
Anyone with information on McFarland’s shooting is asked to contact Detective Zach Cole at 706-225-4295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.