One arrested, two sought in Columbia homicide

01/08/2014 7:24 AM

01/08/2014 7:24 AM

Columbia police have arrested one man and are seeking two others in connection with a shooting death of a 23-year-old man.

Martrell T. Smith was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the death of Dontay Tolston last week in north-central Columbia.

Police announced Tuesday second-degree murder warrants have been issued for 20-year-old Jimiah A. Lambert of Columbia and 17-year-old Derrick Copelin of New Orleans. Police Sgt. Joe Bernhard says the men are likely armed and dangerous, and have probably left the Columbia area.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Tolston died Thursday after being shot in what police say was a drug deal gone bad.

Videos

Join the discussion

is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service