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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.



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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.

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