Columbia, SC (WLTX)--A man was shot and killed in a motel room early Friday night according to Richland County deputies.
Sergeant Curtis Wilson said a call came in a little after 7:00 PM for a welfare check on a person staying at the American Inn on Garners Lane.
Deputies arrived and when no one answered, a manager opened the door according to Wilson, and deputies found a man dead with gunshot wounds to the upper body.
That man was identified as Mark A. Edwards, 49.
An autopsy conducted this morning shows that Edwards died from complications of a gunshot wound to the head.
No suspects have been identified yet and deputies are continuing to investigate.
If you know anything you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC