Columbus Police arrest Quartez Thomas in Monday’s Family Dollar double murder


Columbus police have identified a suspect in Monday’s double homicide of two women at the Family Dollar store at 2112 Floyd Road.

Quartez Thomas (Photo: Courtesy Columbus Police Department)

Quartez Thomas, 25, was arrested without incident about 2 Tuesday morning at a Phenix City hotel. . He was extradited to Columbus. Thomas is facing two counts of felony murder.

Police believe it was a domestic situation.

Jasmine Trice, 30, was pronounced dead at the store and Kiera Williams, 28, died at the hospital, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.

Thomas and Williams knew each other.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. at the discount store.

The investigation continues, police say. If you have any additional information, contact Detective Sherman Hayes 706-225-4268.

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