A shooting in the parking lot of Pizza Hut has left a man dead and Columbus police searching for the gunman.
Branden Denson, 32, of Columbus, was pronounced dead at 11 p.m. Friday at the scene of the shooting, Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley said. Denson’s body will be sent to the crime lab in Decatur for an autopsy.
Police Lt. Greg Touchberry of the Investigative Services Bureau said patrol officers were called at 10:28 p.m. to the 4236 Buena Vista Road business to check on a person shot. Officers found Denson dead of a gunshot wound.