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Boone County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Homicide

A parking complaint has turned into a homicide investigation in Columbia. Shortly before 3am Sunday, several Boone County deputies responded to Lakeview Mall in northeast Columbia for a parking complaint. Vehicles at the location were parked in a manner that prevented them from being able to leave or maneuver through the parking lot. At this time, deputies observed several people leaving a business called The Vault. The people leaving the store informed them that a shooting had occurred inside. Deputies went inside and found a man who had been shot inside the store. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Junous O. Kelly of Columbia. Kelly was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The investigation into the homicide is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information should call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 573-442-6131, or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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