A warrant has been issued for Laron Nesbitt, 24, for the following charges: Murder in the First Degree and Armed Criminal Action with a cash-only bond of $1,000,000 for the homicide of Deonte Gainwell. Nesbitt is currently an inmate of the Boone County Jail on unrelated charges.
Original Release: On Jan. 17 at approximately 12:38 a.m. officers responded to the 3700 block of Weymeyer Drive and discovered Deonte Gainwell deceased from a gunshot wound.
The Columbia Police Department wants to thank the members of the community that assisted with the investigation to help identify the suspect.
If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or alternatively to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS.
Case Number: 2019-000522
Original press release(s):
Columbia Police investigate homicide in the 3700 block of Weymeyer Drive on Jan. 17