UPDATE: 12/21/21 7:05 p.m. – The Muscogee County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in a deadly shooting that happened Tuesday afternoon.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, DeQuantae Tarver, age 27, was pronounced dead at 5:02 p.m. on Dec. 21, 2021. Tarver was shot at Wild Bills.

Tarver’s body will be sent to the GBI for an autopsy, according to Bryan.


UPDATE: 12/21/21 6:01 p.m. – One unidentified male has been pronounced dead by Muscogee County Coroner, Buddy Bryan in this ongoing investigation. This marks the 70th homicide of 2021.


COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – There is a heavy police presence at Wild Bill’s Party Shop on Macon Road in response to a shooting. Officials with the Columbus Police Department confirm one person, identified as a black male, has been shot. That individual’s condition is not currently available. He has been taken to the hospital for treatment.

The shop, located at 3434 Buena Vista Road, is cordoned off with police tape and multiple shell casings are on the ground. Columbus Police are on scene and there are three unmarked police vehicles.

Police are also investigating a second scene at a Circle K gas station located at the intersection of Reese Road and Macon Road. The Robbery and Assault Unit is on scene.

(Columbus Police on scene at Reese Road and Macon Road/ Photo Credit: Kenzie Beach)

Police are also on scene at a third location, Farmington subdivision on Macon Road. According to officials, police are investigating a vehicle connection to the incident.

Police confirm all three of the scenes are connected but details about how are limited at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL on-air and online for new details as they become available.