Autopsy conducted on Evans shootout victim

An autopsy conducted Monday on a man involved in a shootout in Evans revealed he died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen and pelvis, said Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.

Patrick Smith, 33, died Saturday morning at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after being shot Friday afternoon inside a home at 627 Blanchard Road.

Smith was found passed out in the driver’s seat of a GMC Suburban on the side of Blanchard Road, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

An unloaded 9-mm handgun was recovered from the passenger seat of the SUV, according to the report.

Philip Marshall, 44, was shot in the back during the same incident, said sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Marshall, a resident at the home, also was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital with serious injuries, but his current condition is not being made public. He is listed as a “no information patient,” said hospital spokeswoman Jennifer Scott.

Morris said the shooting happened after a fight between Smith and Marshall, but no details on what started the altercation have been released.

Charges are pending, Morris said.

Two men wounded in Evans shootout

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