2nd man wanted after deadly shooting outside LaGrange motel

Joshua D. Osterman
Joshua D. Osterman

Credit: LaGrange Police Department

Credit: LaGrange Police Department

LaGrange police added another suspect to its manhunt following a deadly shooting outside a motel earlier this week.

Officers have obtained a murder warrant for the arrest of Joshua D. Osterman, 32, of Columbus, in connection with the death of 31-year-old Jeffery Flansburg, LaGrange police said in news release.

Police previously announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Tony G. Reynoso, 27, of Columbus, who is suspected of fatally shooting Flansburg, AJC.com reported.

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Tony G. Reynoso
Tony G. Reynoso

Credit: LaGrange Police Department

Credit: LaGrange Police Department

The shooting took place Wednesday about 9:30 p.m. after an argument outside the Motel 6 off LaFayette Parkway, the release said. When officers were dispatched to the motel, they found the victim lying on the sidewalk in front of Room 317.

Flansburg, who was from Tennessee, was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

The suspects were last seen leaving the area in a red Chevrolet Cruz registered in Columbus. Authorities in Columbus were able to locate the vehicle and link it to Reynoso before securing warrants for his arrest, police said.

Anyone who knows their whereabouts or has information on the fatal shooting is asked to call LaGrange police at 706-883-2603, Crimestoppers at 706-812-1000 or 911.

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The announcement comes one week after police said they arrested 17-year-old Aaron Johnson on charges of robbery by force and elder abuse in the incident. They said they were looking for two other suspects.