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Police release video of suspect in shooting death of convenience store employee

Columbus police are searching for information in the death of a 26-year-old Columbus man who was shot and killed early Monday morning at a Circle K convenience store on Forrest Road.

Police have identified the victim as Dontrell Dwayne Williams of Columbus. He was an employee of the store.

Williams was pronounced dead at 3:33 a.m. in the Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus emergency room, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said. Williams died of multiple gunshot wounds and his body will be sent to Atlanta Tuesday for an autopsy.

A unknown subject entered the Circle K just before 3 a.m. September 23, and a robbery and shooting followed, according to Detective Sherman Hayes with the Columbus Police Department’s Homicide Unit.

Hayes said the male suspect is approximately 6 feet tall and was shown in surveillance video to be wearing a Halloween mask, a grey camouflage hooded sweatshirt, a reflective vest, dark pants, dark shoes and striped socks.

Hayes asks anyone with information in regards to the case contact the police department homicide unit at 706-225-4268 or email him at shayes@columbusga.org.

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