Police seek person of interest after man found dead in roadway

Published: Oct. 8, 2012 at 1:19 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM EDT
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Police want to speak to the man in this picture (Source: Columbia Police Department)
Police want to speak to the man in this picture (Source: Columbia Police Department)

Police hope the public can assist investigators in identifying a person of interest in connection with last month's North Main Street homicide investigation.

Columbia Police investigators want to identify and locate a man caught on camera to determine if he has information regarding the case.

The homicide victim was found shot and lying in the roadway at the 3800 block of North Main Street on September 16.

The man, later identified as Michael L. Davis, was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

Investigators also continue searching for a 1996 white, 4-door Mazda Protégé that was seen on surveillance video at the time of the incident.

The rear tail lights, including the brake lights, may be damaged or not working properly.

Police believe that the car did not have a tag at the time of the murder.

While the investigation continues, CPD officers believe that the victim was in possession of the car at the time of the incident.

Chief Scott encourages citizens to call authorities if they recall seeing the vehicle in that area on September 16 or if they know where it can be found.

If you recognize the male seen in surveillance video, you are encouraged to leave an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call toll-free, 1-888-CRIME-SC, Text to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC," followed by the tip information, or log onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip" tab.

Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

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