UPDATE: Suspect charged in Hunter Ridge murder

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UPDATE: 08/02/18 

Columbus Police have arrested and charged 48-year-old Cyrus Howard with murder for the death of James Richardson Jr.

Police say Howard’s court date will be Saturday at 9:00 a.m in Recorder’s Court.

The re-scheduled court date will be Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in Recorder’s Court.

UPDATE: 07/31/18 

A man killed in a Monday night shooting in east Columbus has been identified. 

Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley tells News 3 that 37-year-old James Richardson Jr. was pronounced dead just before 10:00 p.m. 

Richardson died of a gunshot wound.

The shooting took place on Hunter Ridge Circle in Columbus.

Homicide investigators remained on the scene through early Tuesday morning gathering evidence. No arrests have been announced.


Police responded to a home in the 6100 block of Hunter Ridge Circle July 30 shortly after 9 p.m. Upon arrival, police found Richardson dead inside the house from a gunshot wound. 

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