CPD investigating Sunday homicide




Dispatch Staff Report



A Columbus man died in a shooting in a motel parking lot early Sunday morning.


Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant identified the victim as Odis Lee Latham, 48. Latham was shot in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express on Sixth Street North at about 4 a.m. Sunday, said Merchant and Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton.


Columbus Police Department is investigating the incident, but Shelton did not release further information by press time, including whether anyone has been charged in the shooting.



Latham's body has been sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Pearl for autopsy.





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