On April 7 Columbia Police detained a 16-year-old juvenile for 2nd degree murder and tampering with physical evidence in connection to the Feb. 5 shooting death of Joseph Valention Taylor at a residence in the 1400 block of Doris Drive.
The resident reported two people entered the home and one person, Taylor, was shot and the second individual ran from the home. Taylor was pronounced dead on the scene by Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
The juvenile suspect is being held by juvenile authorities.
This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information can be provided at this time.
If you saw something or know something, say something. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Case number: 2020-001139
Original press release(s);
Columbia Police investigate reported home invasion, one suspect dead