City of Columbia Missouri Police Department Police Department

600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27, 2020

CONTACT: Brittany Hilderbrand
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.874.7671
policepio@CoMo.gov

Jeff Pitts
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.817.5049
policepio@CoMo.gov

Update: Columbia Police identifies second suspect related to the homicide near South 8th Street and Locust Street, July 25

(COLUMBIA, MO) -

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


Original Press Release(s):

UPDATE: Victim with gunshot injury dies and one arrest made from July 25 shooting in area of South 8th Street and Locust Street 

Columbia police investigate shots fired in area of South 8th Street and Locust Street, July25



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