Three-year-old dies after being shot in Columbia, police ID murder suspect
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KCTV) - Police say a three-year-old boy shot on Sunday afternoon has died from his injuries.
Police identified 28-year-old Larry Brownlee Jr. as a suspect, and an arrest warrant has been issued on charges of second-degree, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.
On the afternoon of Sept. 24, officers responded to a shots fired call near Leeway Drive and Blue Ridge Road.
A short time later, law enforcement learned of a car crash in the area of Range Line Street and Blue Ridge Road, with police believing they were related.
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According to police, the crash involved the child’s mother and her boyfriend, CBS affiliate KRCG-TV reported.
Columbia police stated that the child was shot in the torso, and the mother and boyfriend tried to drive him to a Columbia Fire Department station.
Officers took the child from the scene of the crash to a hospital.
Police posted to X/Twitter at 12:34 a.m. that the child had passed away.
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