Columbia Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

Posted: Jan 7, 2014 6:51 AM by Nick Thompson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Jan 7, 2014 7:53 AM

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COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said Tuesday morning that it has made an arrest in connection with the shooting death of a Columbia man last week.

In the late evening hours on Jan. 2, a gunman shot 23-year-old Columbia resident Dontay Tolston. Police said Tolston was discovered on the floor of a home on Newton Drive with a gunshot wound. Tolston later died at the hospital.

The department said it arrested 21-year-old Martrell T. Smith for his alleged role in the killing.

The department said no further details are available.

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