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UPDATE: Injured man charged with second-degree murder in Tuesday shooting

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 10:28 p.m. CDT
Police found a man dead in a residence on the 900 block of West Texas Avenue on Tuesday.

COLUMBIA —Darrius Kendal Edwards, the man injured in Tuesday's shooting, was charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Derrick Brookins.

Edwards' bond has been set at $1 million cash, according to court records.

Brookins, 44, was found fatally shot inside a residence in north Columbia on Tuesday afternoon after a report of several shots fired, Columbia police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said.

Edwards, 22, of Columbia, was taken by car to a nearby hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening, according to a Police Department news release.

On Tuesday, police said they were looking for a green Chevrolet Impala that had more than one person inside when it left the scene of the shooting. Two people were being held at the police station for questioning, Stroer said.

This is the fourth homicide investigation in Columbia since Jan. 1, Stroer said in an email.


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