Man Fatally Shot At American Inn Identified

1:16 PM, Dec 14, 2013   |    comments
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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

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