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Columbia man turns self in for slaying

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 4:14 p.m. CDT; updated 3:34 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 24, 2011

COLUMBIA — A suspect in Sunday night's fatal shooting turned himself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon.

Deangelo T. Grant, 26, was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action in connection with the slaying of Donnell Gregory "Klap" Coleman, 27, as well as an apparent home invasion. A warrant for Grant's arrest was obtained on Tuesday.

He is in the custody of U.S. Marshals Service in Jefferson City, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

The incident occurred at Coleman's home at 7711 La Porte Ave., Apt. A, northeast of Columbia. This location is outside city boundaries, past the intersection of Route B and Brown Station Road, said Tom O'Sullivan, Boone County Sheriff's Department detective.

A 25-year-old woman and a young child who were present at the time of the shooting were not injured, according to previous Missourian reporting.

According to a probable cause statement, a witness who was in the apartment at the time of the shooting said two men broke into the apartment by forcing the front door open.

The witness identified Grant, alias Deeter, from a photo lineup as the man who shot Coleman.

In March 2011 in Kansas City, Mo., Grant was charged with distributing, delivering, manufacturing, producing or attempting to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance or to possess with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture or produce a controlled substance, according to Case.net. This is a Class B felony.

The second suspect has not yet been identified.


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