Double Murder Case Solved in South Columbus, Suspect Deceased

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The double murder case that occurred in March of 2023 in south Columbus has been resolved, with no arrests or prosecutions to follow due to the suspect being deceased.

On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at approximately 11:35 a.m., Columbus Police Officers responded to a shooting incident in the 3000 block of Clay Street. Two female victims, identified as Juantonja Richmond, 52, and Ronisha Anderson, 51, were found deceased in the front yard of a residence, each with gunshot wounds. Despite efforts by EMS, the victims could not be resuscitated. Deputy Coroner Ben Saxon pronounced them deceased at 12:15 p.m.

The Violent Crimes Unit took charge of the investigation upon arrival at the scene. After conducting a thorough investigation, with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab, it was concluded that Solomon Adams was responsible for the shooting deaths of both victims. Adams, who lived adjacent to the victims’ residence, was discovered deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his home two days after the murders.

Given these findings, the case has been exceptionally cleared and officially closed in the name of Solomon Adams.