Ga. police search for ‘armed and dangerous’ man accused of killing 3 people, shooting 4-year-old

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus police officials issued a warrant for a teen suspected of killing three people and injuring a four-year-old at a Motel 6 in February.

Authorities issued warrants against 19-year-old Jerimiah walker, suspected of killing Michael Carter, Sr., Michael Carter, Jr., and Tonya Carter. He is also suspected of injuring a four-year-old.

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Officers said on Feb. 18 at 9:09 p.m., officers responded to the Motel 6 on Victory Drive to investigate a shooting.

According to police, 53-year-old Michael Carter, Sr. and 19-year-old Michael Carter, Jr. with gunshot wounds inside the hotel room. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition to the two men killed, officers said 50-year-old Toya Carter and a child were also shot during the incident and are in critical condition at an area hospital.


Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan told Channel 2 Action News that 50-year-old Toya Carter was pronounced dead two weeks after the shooting.

The four-year-old has since been released from the hospital.

Walker is wanted for three counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

It is unclear what led to the shooting.

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Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding Walker’s whereabouts is asked to contact Sgt. D. Baker at 706-225-4296.