Columbia police investigate 24 homicides in five years, three still unsolved

Columbia police investigate 24...

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia police have not yet arrested anyone in a triple shooting Sunday on I-70 Drive N.W. near Garden Drive that left two people dead and one injured.

Michael Walker and Jeffrey Jones were the second and third homicides this year. 25-year-old Shamya Brimmage was killed by gunfire earlier this month on Madison Street in central Columbia.

Between 2012 and 2016, police investigated 21 homicides and of those 21, only three remain unsolved. Police arrested at least one person shortly after 18 of those homicides.

In most cases, with a few exceptions, most of those arrested were found or pleaded guilty to either murder or involuntary manslaughter charges.

Here's a breakdown of the homicide investigations and their results. Some of the cases had more than one arrest made but charges were either dropped or amended as a result of plea bargains. The final results are what are posted below.


  • Lamont Sargent

    • Arrest made: Durantrae Logan, pleaded guilty

  • Deaudre Johnson

    • Arrest made: Anthony Graves, found guilty

  • Bryan Rankin

    • Arrest made: Lamar Mayfield, pleads guilty



  • Robert Hill

    • Arrest made: Rudy Perez, not guilty by reason of mental burden

  • Brian Daniels

    • Arrest made: James Thompson, found guilty

  • Brandon Coleman

    • Arrest made: Dustin Deacon, charges dropped because it was deemed a “justifiable homicide” and done in self defense

  • Anthony Unger

    • Arrests made: Domionte Cheatum, found guilty by jury

  • Tre’veon Marshall

    • Arrests made: Nicholas Raheem Thomas, found guilty by jury

      • Joshua Murray, also arrested, took a plea deal and his charges were amended.


  • Betty Rowland

    • Arrest made: Donald Rowland, suspended sentence (involuntary manslaughter)

  • Rickie Dunn

    • No arrests

  • Walter Lige

    • Arrest made: Anthony Shegog, found guilty by jury

  • Derrick Brookins

    • Arrests made:

      • She’aun Prince, took a plea deal (burglary)

      • Darrius Edwards, pleaded guilty to murder

  • Dontay Tolston

    • Arrests made: Jimiah Lambert, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter

      • Martrell Smith and Derrick Copelin were also arrested but did not plead to murder charges.

  • Finley Steele, infant

    • Arrest made: Cody Baker, found guilty by jury



  • Deante Smith

    • Arrest made: Stone Midgyett, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter


  • Marquez Reed

    • Arrest made: Tyrone James Jr. ONGOING

  • Keith Chambers

    • Arrests made: Navarro Scott, Dariel Reid, Brian Hakeem Smith, ONGOING

  • Gabrielle Rhodes

    • No arrests

  • Ricky Randolph

    • No arrests

  • Gregory Moore

    • Arrest made: Jaclyn Rose, ONGOING

  • Kevin Hollins

    • Arrest made: Monique Parra, ONGOING


Anyone with information about Randolph, Rhodes, Dunn, Walker or Jones are asked to call 875-TIPS.

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