Son of Former Columbus, GA, School Board Member Found Slain in Apartment

The son of a former Muscogee County School Board member was found shot to death at Castlegate Windsor Park apartments on Bridgewater Road, the Muscogee County Coroner’s Office said Friday.

John Wells Jr. , 55, was pronounced dead at 2:25 a.m. of a gunshot wound at the 3700 Bridgewater Road apartment in the C building, according to Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Allison . His body will be transported to the crime lab in Decatur for an autopsy.

Wells was engaged in some type of domestic dispute with another man at the apartment before gunfire erupted, police said. The other man was transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional’s midtown campus for treatment, the coroner said.

Before the fatal shooting, police said officers were called to the apartment complex at 10:50 p.m. Thursday on a domestic dispute and Wells was the victim. Police were called again at 12:08 a.m. to check on a dead person.

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The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer