First homicide of year reported in Columbia

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | 7:14 a.m. CDT; updated 11:13 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

COLUMBIA — Nathaniel Bentley, 22, was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, Columbia Police said in a news release.

Bentley was found in a duplex at 3610 Pimlico at approximately 12:52 a.m. and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Multiple witnesses were inside the duplex at the time of the shooting.

Police believe the motive was robbery and are seeking three male suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 875-TIPS or log on to

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