19-year-old Columbia man shot to death inside a vehicle


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A 19-year-old Columbia man was shot and killed while he was in a parked vehicle, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Leer said officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots between midnight and 1 a.m. While they were investigating damage to a home, witnesses said someone had been shot and taken to a hospital in a private vehicle, The Columbia Missourian reported.

Investigators determined the victim, Dennis C. Darks, was sitting in a parked car when he was shot. He was declared dead at the hospital.

The investigation continues and no arrests had been made by Friday afternoon.


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