Two charged with murder in Columbia shooting

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Two Columbia men have been charged with murder and drug distribution in the shooting death of a teenager. 

Alex J. Glay, 20, and Erick Libimbi, 20, were each charged with second-degree murder and drug distribution is the Tuesday shooting death of Nasir Smith, 14, at The Links apartment complex. Glay and Libimbi were arrested Tuesday.

According to the statement, Libimbi told police the drug deal had been between Glay and one of the unidentified others. During that deal the unidentified person pulled a gun to try and rob Libimbi and Glay. At that point, Glay ran, and Libimbi was shot. He said he shot back one time, and later found Smith outside dead.

Police were sent to the complex at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on a call that two people had been shot. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene and Libimbi who was shot was taken to a hospital. 

According to court documents, Smith contacted Glay looking to buy marijuana. Glay told him he didnt deal drugs anymore, but invited Smith to come to his home at The Links to smoke marijuana together. Smith and three others joined Glay and Libimbi, and Glay apparently told Smith Libimbi might have some marijuana to sell.

According to a probable cause statement, Glay, Libimbi, Smith and three unknown subjects were at the residence. Libimbi told police he saw Glay exchanging an unknown substance, next one of the unknown subjects pulled a gun and tried to rob Libimbi and Glay,

The probable cause statement sat at some point during the transaction, Smith and the unidentified others got suspicious. One of them started shooting, and Libimbi apparently returned fire. Glay told police after Smith and the others left, he and Libimbi found Smith outside dead.

Libimbi said he fired back in the direction of the three unknown subjects and Smith. He later found Smith dead outside of the apartment complex.

Police found marijuana in several places around the apartment, along with shell casings and bullets. Officers recovered two guns hidden in the grass outside, and said Libimbi identified one of the guns as the one he used.

CPD found marijuana in several locations after executing a search warrant. Officers found two firearms hidden in the grass near the apartment.

COLUMBIA – Prosecutors filed formal charges Wednesday against two men in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old Tuesday morning at the Links apartment in north Columbia.

Two suspects were arrested late Tuesday in the shooting death of a 14-year-old at The Links at Columbia Apartments in northeast Columbia.

Officers said they got a call around 11 a.m. and found two men outside. Smith died at the scene; the other was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Alex Glay and Erick Libimbi, both 20, were booked into the Boone County Jail on suspicion of second degree murder and distribution of a controlled substance. They are being held in the death of Nasir Smith, 14, who was shot along with another male who received a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Alex Glay, 20, and Erick Libimbi, 20, both from Columbia, have each been charged with second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance.

Columbia police responded to a report received at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday and found Smith dead at the scene.


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