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Columbia Man Dead After Overnight Shooting

A Columbia man is dead following a shooting in the 43-hundred block of Santa Barbara Drive early Friday morning. The Boone County Sherriff’s Department says deputies were called to the scene around 12:45 and found damage to a home, and then learned 19-year-old Dennis Darks was sitting in a vehicle and had been shot. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Anyone with information should contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Office through Boone County Joint Communications by calling 573-442-6131. Those wishing to remain anonymous may provide information anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.

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