#UPDATE (8:00 a.m., August 31, 2020) – The Columbia County has confirmed this incident was a murder- suicide. We’re told Dekia shot Hiawatha and then himself. The two were in a relationship.
UPDATE: Deputies located a Dekia Ruffin and Hiawatha Adams in a bedroom deceased. Early indication is it’s a murder suicide.
UPDATE: Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins reports that two people at the home on Umbrella Circle are dead. No additional information was given about the gender or identities until next of kin have been notified.
MARTINEZ, Ga. (WJBF) – NewsChannel 6 has learned that Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting in the 8100 block of Umbrella Circle in Evans around 8:40 p.m. Sunday. That area is off of Old Ferry Road, near Baston Road.