Teen Killed, Suspect in Custody after Overnight Shooting
COLUMBIA - A Columbia teen is dead after a shooting early Saturday morning. Police responded to gunshots in the 3600 block of West Sugar Tree Lane. Police said the victim, Bryan Rankin, was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the body. Rankin was a junior at Rock Bridge High School.
Police initially found no suspect, but after interviewing witnesses, they took a 15-year-old male into custody. They arrested him in the 5900 block of Gregory Drive on charges of second degree murder and armed criminal action.
Investigators said they are looking for anyone who has any information about this incident. If anyone has any information about this crime they are encouraged to contact police directly at (573)-874-7652 or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.
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