Two men broke into a Cedar Lane apartment about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Capt. Steve Morris said. After a brief struggle with the renter, the renter’s 15-year-old son fired at least two rounds, striking and killing one man. Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins declared that man dead on the scene.
Morris said the second man ran away, and there is no indication that he was injured. The second man was described as black, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing black clothing and a mask. He was still at large Wednesday night.