Columbia Police responded to University Hospital for a reported victim with a gunshot wound on Dec. 19 at approximately 12 p.m. It was reported that the victim was taken to the hospital by another individual. The victim has been identified as Tavious Grant, 22, of Columbia. Grant was pronounced dead at the hospital during emergency surgery. Next of kin has been notified.
The initial investigation suggests the victim was accidentally shot in an apartment located in the 1000 block of Claudell Lane. The investigation is ongoing, but at this time detectives do not believe this was an intentional act.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case number; 2018-014061