COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- City leaders are discussing a plan for change after a fatal shooting outside of the Trotter Convention Center left one man dead Thursday morning.
Mayor Robert Smith issued a statement Friday morning saying changes will be made concerning how the convention center is used and those changes must take place immediately.
Columbus Police were outside the center Thursday morning investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of Cordell Deshaun Lewis, 27.
A party was being held at the center, and police say the shooter and Lewis got into an argument just outside the front door. According to officers, that is when the fatal shot was fired.
One day later, city officials are talking about making changes.
"We're going to be taking a look at the rental policies of the Trotter Center and treat them actually just like the clubs or the other individuals in the past and other incidences we've had," Councilman Stephen Jones said.
And he's not alone. Smith says there will be a meeting Monday with department heads and all those involved to put together a plan to make those changes a reality. However, the councilman does have one reservation.
"I don't like however that we're letting criminals dictate how paying business people run their business," Jones said.
No arrests have been made at this time. Police are asking that anyone who may have any information regarding this case to call the Columbus Police Department.