Columbia Police officers were dispatched to a shots heard call on Oct. 13 at approximately 12:16 a.m. in the 4700 block of Rice Road. Officers arrived on scene and found a male subject who had been shot. Medical personnel pronounced him deceased on scene. The victim has been identified as Charles Hayes, Jr., 59, of Columbia.
Columbia Police detectives and the Forensic Evidence Unit responded to gather information and process the crime scene. The investigation is ongoing.
There is no suspect information at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.
Case number: 2018-011547