28 year-old Columbus man dead after being shot in back - WRBL

19 year-old Columbus man arrested; charged with murder

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Scene at 6th Ave Scene at 6th Ave
Suspect: Malcolm Dorsey Suspect: Malcolm Dorsey
COLUMBUS, Ga. -

Nineteen year-old Shakeim Malcolm Dorsey was arrested around 6 PM Friday and charged with murder. 

Police made a traffic stop on a vehicle at 38th Street and 3rd Avenue. Four people were inside the car and an officer noticed one of them fit the description of the suspect. He was taken to the police department where he was identified as Dorsey. Dorsey has also been charged with aggravated assault for shooting at a 16-year-old girl.  

Dorsey is accused of fatally shooting Twenty-eight-year-old Derickes Maurice Miles in the back Friday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at 2:07 PM.

Investigators said early this afternoon Miles and a woman went to an apartment located at 3413 C 6th Avenue to check on someone who was reportedly being assaulted. Once they arrived, an argument began between a man and woman and escalated to involve several people, including the victim. The suspect then started shooting. Miles ran from the apartment but was fatally shot. He collapsed near Ridgecrest Baptist Church an died at the hospital.

 

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