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Warrant issued for man in Columbus murder

(Columbus Police Department)
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Updated: 5/19/2013 4:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection with a murder that appears to have happened overnight.

Police spokeswoman Glenda Buckhalter tells WTVA.com that a warrant has now been issued for Derrick D. Nelson, 19, of Columbus in connection with the crime.

Police say the murder happened at the residence where Nelson lived at 714 Pine Street in Columbus.

She says the call came in to 911 at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Buckhalter says Willie Hood, Jr., 29, was shot and died at the scene.

Police say Nelson was last seen leaving the area of the crime in a white Dodge Charger with an Alabama license plate.

If you have any information on this case you are asked to call the Columbus Police Department at 662-244-3500 or Crime Stoppers.
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