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City of Columbia Police Department
Sunday May 8th, 2016 :: 02:40 p.m. EDT


Man Found Deceased at Local Motel


Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces that CPD is investigating a suspicious death at a local motel.

An employee found a deceased man around 11:00 o’clock this morning inside a room at the Coronet Motel located at 6320 North Main Street. According to investigators, the man has an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body.

Crime scene investigators have collected evidence. The Richland County Coroner’s Office will determine the exact cause of death.

Chief Holbrook encourages citizens with information about this incident to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.

LOG onto:, and click on the red "Submit a tip” tab.

City of Columbia Police Department
Justice Square
Columbia, SC 29201

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Non-emergencies: 803-252-2911

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