Contact: Officer Latisha Stroer, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
UPDATE - HOMICIDE ON WEST TEXAS AVENUE
The deceased male inside the residence at 920 West Texas Avenue has
been identified as Derrick Brookins, age 44, of Columbia. His next of kin
has been notified.
Officers received information of a second subject with a gunshot wound
who was taken by personal vehicle to a local hospital shortly after the
shots fired on West Texas Avenue and he has been identified as Darrius
Edwards, age 22, of Columbia. Edwards injures are not considered to be
We are still investigating the circumstances involved in this homicide
investigation. Information will be released once it becomes available.
If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the
Columbia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (573)875-TIPS to