Police release photos of car wanted in murder

Vehicle police are searching for in murder investigation (Source: Columbia Police Dept)
Vehicle police are searching for in murder investigation (Source: Columbia Police Dept)
Vehicle police are searching for in murder investigation (Source: Columbia Police Dept)
Vehicle police are searching for in murder investigation (Source: Columbia Police Dept)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia Police have released photos of a car they believe is connected with a weekend murder.  Investigators hope someone will recognize the car and tell them where to find it.

Just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, a passerby flagged down a Columbia Police Officer in the 3800 block of North Main St. That's where the officer found a 48-year-old man lying in the street with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

The man, later identified as Michael L. Davis, was taken to the hospital where he died about a half-hour later. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Davis died from several gunshot wounds to his torso.

Investigators are looking for a 1996 white, 4-door Mazda Protege that may have broken or inoperable tail lights and brake lights.  Investigators believe the vehicle did not have a license plate at the time of the murder.

The vehicle was seen on surveillance video captured by cameras on North Main Street. Instigators believe Davis may have been driving the car at the time of the shooting.

If you have any information that could help police with this investigation, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. You don't have to leave your name and you could receive a reward of up to $1,000 if your information leads to an arrest.

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