Fulton man held on murder charge in Columbia shooting

Larrell Montez Banks, 18, Fulton, is in Boone County Jail facing charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with a Sunday afternoon shooting death of a Columbia man at his home.

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Columbia police officer Latisha Stroer reported the shooting occurred at 3:09 p.m. Sunday at the home of the victim at 305 N. 8th St. near Park Avenue in Columbia.

Police responded to a report that shots were fired inside the residence. The shooting victim, Lamont Sargent, 39, was taken to a hospital and later died.

Stroer said an investigation led to the arrest of Banks at 1:30 a.m. Monday.

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