Columbia Police have identified Marlin C. Johnson, 24, of Columbia as the second suspect involved in the homicide that took place near South 8th Street and Locust Street on July 25. Johnson is wanted for second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
At approximately 12:40 a.m., Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired where officers learned one gunshot victim was taken in a private vehicle to a local hospital for advanced medical care before officers and Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene.
CPD is asking for the public’s assistance to locate the suspect. Johnson is a black male with dreads who is 5’10 and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous. Please do not approach him, if you know his whereabouts or see him, call 911 immediately.
This is an ongoing investigation. At this time there are no further details to provide.
If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. 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 2020-006570
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