Man wanted in fatal Columbus gas station shooting captured, extradited back to Georgia

Nearly two weeks after a homicide at a Columbus gas station, a man has been extradited back to Georgia for his first appearance in court, according to a release from the Columbus Police Department.

Carlo Hatcher, 26, was arrested in Eufaula, Alabama, on Oct. 31, after a murder warrant was issued for his arrest, police say. Hatcher was arrested in connection to a Citgo gas station shooting that occurred on Oct. 19.

Around 1:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to the parking lot of a Citgo gas station, 1431 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. When they arrived, they found Jordan Rivers, 21, suffering from a gunshot wound. He later died at Piedmont Columbus Regional.

CPD released a surveillance video of Hatcher the same evening. On Oct. 31, U.S. Marshals arrested Hatcher at a residence in Eufaula and extradited him back to Georgia, where he was booked in the Muscogee County Jail.

His first appearance in Recorder’s Court in on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 a.m.

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Tandra Smith is the Ledger-Enquirer’s newest reporter. A Georgia Southern University graduate, she’s covered everything from protests to hurricanes and more. Here in Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley, she will focus on breaking and trending news.