Man Wounded in Tues. Homicide Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder

3 years 3 months 2 days ago April 23, 2014 Apr 23, 2014 Wednesday, April 23 2014 Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:01:00 PM CDT in News
By: Blair Miller, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - 22-year-old Darrius Kendal Edwards has been charged with 2nd-degree murder in the Tuesday homicide of 44-year-old Derrick Brookins.

Bond for Edwards, of Columbia, has been set at $1 million cash.

Edwards was treated for a gunshot wound at a local hospital after the murder happened, and had allegedly been driven there by a separate party.

The shooting took place around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 920 West Texas Ave.

Police told KOMU earlier today that Edwards had been treated, but did not mention anything about his possible involvement in the incident.

Columbia police have yet to confirm that Edwards has been charged, but a Missouri court records show that Edwards was charged today for the murder by Boone Co. Prosecutor Dan Knight.

A further search of court records show Edwards was due in court Wednesday for a hearing on 3rd-degree domestic assault and 2nd-degree property damage charges, stemming from a December arrest.

Edwards' only other previous charge was a 2010 1st-degree trespassing fine.

This is a developing news story and will be updated as KOMU gathers more information.

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