16-year-old arrested in connection to February murder

5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, April 08 2020 Apr 8, 2020 Wednesday, April 08, 2020 11:51:00 AM CDT April 08, 2020 in News
By: Greta Serrin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A 16-year-old was arrested on charges of 2nd degree murder and tampering with physical evidence in connection with a February shooting in Columbia.

The Columbia Police Department arrested the suspect on Tuesday, according to a news release.

On February 5, Joseph Valention Taylor died in a shooting in the 1400 block of Doris Drive, according to previous KOMU 8 reporting. It was reportedly a home invasion.

A resident reported two people entered the home and Taylor was shot and killed while inside, according to the release. The second person ran from the home.

The 16-year-old is being held by juvenile authorities.

CPD said this is still an ongoing investigation.

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