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.

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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.