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      Columbia homicide under investigation

      Family and friends placed a memorial outside of Tolston's apartment.



      Updated: Friday, January 3 at 9:25 a.m.

      Columbia Police have identified the homicide victim as 23-year-old Dontay Tolston of Columbia.



      Original story:


      Columbia Police are investigating a homicide.


      On Thursday at about 11:33 p.m. officers went to the 2000-block of Newton Drive for a shots fired call.


      Officers said a woman got to the home and found a 23-year-old man lying on the floor with a gunshot wound.


      The man was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries and later pronounced dead at about 4 a.m. Friday.


      The victim's name won't be released until his family is notified.


      If anyone has any information regarding this case call the Columbia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (573)875-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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