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UPDATE: Columbia homicide suspect turns himself in

UPDATE 7/30, 3:17 p.m.: The suspect in the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Marquez Reed turned himself in to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Saturday afternoon.

According to a press release, the sheriff’s department contacted the Columbia police to let them know Tyrone James Jr. had turned himself in on his warrants for second degree murder and armed criminal action.

The police department thanked the citizens of Columbia Saturday afternoon for coming forward with the information that led to the arrests of James as well as Jadarius Sanders.

UPDATE 7/29, 11:08 a.m.:Tyrone James Jr., the accused shooter, is still at large Friday morning, but ABC17 News has obtained the court documents in the case that provide new details about shooting.

According to the documents, a witness said he saw Reed walk up to a black or dark green car and have an argument with the person in the passenger’s seat, now identified as James.

The witness then said he saw Reed hit the passenger through the window. Then he said he heard gunshots and Reed ran away from the car and fell to the ground.

Also in the documents was testimony from Jadarius Sanders, who is also charged in the case and admitted to being the driver of the car.

According to the probable cause statement, Sanders confirmed Reed and James had an argument and he saw Reed punch James through the window. Sanders said he heard gunshots and then witnessed James hide something in his backpack.

Sanders said in the documents that James made a phone call as they were driving from the scene, and he heard James say he shot someone. Sanders said there was a backseat passenger in the car as well. The group drove to Bethany Drive and the backseat passenger agreed to get rid of the gun.

Prosecuting attorney Dan Knight recommended James’ bond be set at $1 million.

UPDATE: Prosecutors have filed charges against Tyrone James Jr. in the fatal shooting of Marquez Reed. The charges include murder and armed criminal action.

James has not been arrested as of Friday morning.

ORIGINAL: Columbia police have identified Tyrone James Jr. of Columbia as the suspected shooter in the death of Marquez Reed.

James, 18, has not been arrested, and police say he is known to be armed and dangerous. He is wanted on suspicion of murder and armed criminal action.

On Thursday, prosecutors charged Jadarius Sanders with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence. Court documents say Sanders admitted to driving the car in which James was riding when he allegedly shot Reed. The documents also say Sanders told police James was the shooter.

James currently faces charges for a robbery on Stillwater Drive in Columbia in April. Police say he and two others robbed a home while looking for marijuana.

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