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Columbus shooting suspect turns himself in


Kale Scott

Kale Scott



William Browning



The Columbus Police Department confirmed this morning that a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting Friday has turned himself in. 


Latasha Key, with CPD criminal investigations division, said Kale Scott turned himself in to authorities Sunday. The 19-year-old, whose last known address is 3531 West Lindsey Rd., had been wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting that occurred at a graduation party at the Columbus Fairgrounds around 12:05 a.m. Friday. 


Key said Scott is expected to go before a judge today and be charged.  


He is expected to face murder charges.  


Investigators claim Scott pulled a gun at the party and started shooting after an argument. 


Devin Montgomery, 21, suffered a gunshot wound to the back during the incident and was later pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, according to Lowndes County coroner Greg Merchant. 


Another person was shot in the leg and treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to Merchant. 


Interim Police Chief Tony Carleton said Scott turned himself in at roughly 6 p.m. Sunday. He was booked at approximately 6:15 p.m. at the Lowndes County Detention Center.   


The Associated Press contributed to this report.


William Browning was managing editor for The Dispatch until June 2016.



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