Former Hancock County man killed in domestic dispute in Columbus

Justin Robert Coggins
Justin Robert Coggins

A Caledonia teen accused of killing his mother’s fiancee will have his first court appearance today.

18-year-old Justin Robert Coggins is charged with murder, according to our sister station WCBI in Columbus.

Sheriff Eddie Hawkins says the shooting happened at 136 Richards Lane, just hours after Coggins graduated from Caledonia High.

33-year-old Dustin Hoffpauir died at the scene of the shooting.

According to his facebook page, Hoffpauir was originally from Hancock County, having attended school at St. Stanislaus. He lived in Columbus and owned worked at Stella Air, an HVAC company.

It also shows he was engaged to Angela Coggins since November of last year.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says Hoffpauir will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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