One Dead, Two Arrested in Columbia

One Columbia man is dead and two are under arrest following a homicide in the 900 block of East Business Loop Sunday. Columbia Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired around 2:15 Sunday morning. When they arrived, they found five people who had been shot. One man, 26-year-old Melvin Hooker the Third, was pronounced dead at the scene. The four other victims were taken to the hospital. 33-year-old Kimo Deandre Spivey was arrested for second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and armed criminal action. 25-year-old Steven Wayne Grimes of Columbia was arrested for tampering with evidence and unlawful use of a weapon. Anyone with information should call the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.