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Victim of attempted murder-suicide dies two weeks after shooting

Jacobs Place
Police and fire units respond to a residence in east Columbia on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.


A woman who was the victim of a Columbia shooting on Nov. 15 died last week.

The Columbia Police Department responded to the 2800 block of Jacobs Place on Friday at about 5:20 p.m. and found Asia L. Plagman, 22, unresponsive, according to city spokesman Brian Adkisson.

Plagman was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead, Adkisson said.

The call was the second time police had been sent to that address in two weeks. They also were sent there Nov. 15, where they found Plagman and Deshawn Z. Graves, 22, with gunshot wounds.

Police said Graves died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that day. Police say Graves shot Plagman, who was taken Nov. 15 to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It wasn't clear when Plagman was released from the hospital or whether the injuries suffered in the shooting contributed to her death two weeks later.

Boone County Medical Examiner Dori Burke said on Wednesday Plagman did not die by suicide. However, the investigation is ongoing and the manner of Plagman's death has not been determined. she said.

Brooks Carlson lives in the same apartment complex as Plagman. He said he called 911 the night of the shooting after seeing Plagman run out of her apartment.

He said his wife saw fire and police vehicles at Plagman's apartment on Nov. 29 with a stretcher, but they learned later on she had died.

ABC 17 News crews spoke with a woman who said she is Plagman's mother. She said doctors believe she died as the result of a pulmonary embolism, but did not say if it was related to the shooting.

She also said Plagman was, "full of life and sassy and had a big heart."

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