Columbia police arrest suspect for Sunday murder

Columbia police arrested a teenager in connection with Sundayâ??s murder in the 300 hundred block of North Eighth Street.

Authorities arrested Larell Banks, 18, of Fulton on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Investigators would not say whether Banks was the trigger man who shot and killed Lamont Sargent, 39.

Authorities took Sargent to a hospital in critical condition before he died from his wounds.

KRCG News talked with a man named Michael who lives in the apartment building where the shooting took place.

Michael said he heard gunshots while he was sweeping his front porch.

Michael said he saw 2 black males run away from the scene by escaping from an upstairs window.

Michael said, â??They ran upstairs. The people upstairs are hiding in their closet because they heard the shots. It was like 7 or 8 shots all to his belly.â??

Police detectives want to make more arrests in this ongoing investigation.

If you have any information, police urge you to call Columbia CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.