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Detectives searching for suspect charged in Boone County homicide, victim identified

Anyone with information on where Garland Wisley, Jr may be is urged to immediately call 911 or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is looking for a Columbia man charged in connection with the shooting death of a 38-year-old man on Sunday.

Garland Wisley, Jr. has been charged with second- degree murder and armed criminal action in relation to the death of John Albers. Investigators were called to a home in the 200 block of Sarazen Drive in the Fairway Meadows subdivision east of Columbia Sunday morning. When they arrived on the scene shortly after 7 a.m., they discovered Albers unresponsive with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead a short time later. Detectives said the incident was determined a homicide.

Detectives said Wisley, Jr., a 60-year-old man, was being sought by Boone County sheriff’s deputies on a $1 million bond. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to immediately call 911 or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS.

Wisley also has an outstanding warrant in Boone County for failure to appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance and trespassing.


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