Columbia police arrest two in homicide investigation

Alex Glay and Erick Libimbi were arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and distribution of a controlled substance in connection with the homicide. (Boone County Jail)

Another person was wounded by gunfire in the shooting Tuesday morning at The Links, an apartment complex in east Columbia.

According to a Columbia Police spokesperson, at 11:32 Tuesday morning, officers were called to the 5000 block of Clark Lane, The Links, to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they discovered Smiths body behind a building and another man, who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The wounded victim was transported to a Columbia hospital for treatment.

Columbia Police arrested two suspects – Alex Glay and Erick Libimbi, both 20 years old – on suspicion of second-degree murder and distribution of a controlled substance in connection with the homicide.

Columbia police confirmed two people were arrested in connection with the deadly shooting at the Links Apartments on Monday morning.

According to a press release, officers arrested Alex Glay, 20, of Columbia and Erick Libimbi, 20, of Columbia.  Police said Glay and Libimbi were arrested on suspicion of second degree murder and distribution of a controlled substance.

The Columbia Police Department has identified a deceased victim from this morning's shooting at the Links Apartments. Nasir Smith, 14, of Columbia, was found with a fatal gunshot wound at 11:32 a.m. A second victim was found with a non-life threatening gunshot wound and has not yet been identified.

1:04 P.M.: City of Columbia spokesman Steve Sapp confirmed police were investigating a homicide at The Links apartment complex. 

The Columbia Police Department had said earlier it was investigating a "possible homicide," 

Sapp said police were called at about 11:30 a.m. and found two people outside a building with gunshot wounds. One was dead when police arrived, the other had wounds that were not life threatening, he said.

Sapp said police were not yet ready to release the men's identity and were still trying to piece together what happened. He encouraged anyone with information to call CPD or CrimeStoppers.

The department tweeted that it is looking into the possible killing at 5018 Clark Lane in The Links apartment complex. Police provided no other details.

CPD investigating possible homicide at 5018 Clark Ln (The Links). No further. Media staging in front of building 5010.

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