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Police identify victim in Columbia homicide

The Columbia Police Department identified the victim in Monday's homicide as Augustus Jackson Roberts. (Caileigh Peterson/KRCG 13)

The Columbia Police Department identified the victim in Monday's homicide as Augustus Jackson Roberts, 28, of Columbia.

Columbia police said they were investigating a homicide Monday morning after a male victim was pronounced dead near a residence in Lasso Circle.

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Lasso Circle around 3:30 a.m. in reference to a suspicious person. When police responded to the scene, a man was said to not be breathing. After emergency personnel provided aid to the victim, he was ultimately pronounced dead.

Detectives and a forensics team worked the scene, attempting to gather information from neighbors. Police said they had no suspect description and could not comment on the manner of death.

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