On 1/4/14 at 4:01 P.M., officers responded to shots fired in the area of Silver Mill Drive and White River Drive. Upon arrival, officers located a victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The Columbia Police Department has identified the deceased victim as Deante Mardell Smith, 17, from Columbia. Smith's next of kin has been notified. There is no further information available at this time, as the investigation is on-going.