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Police: 15-year-old involved in Monday night homicide

Cosmo Park 11/2 incident
ABC 17 News
Columbia police respond to Cosmo Park after a homicide was reported Monday, Nov. 2.


Columbia police say a 15-year-old was detained after suspected involvement in a Monday night homicide at Cosmo Park.

Officers responded to the park around 6 p.m. for a shooting and found 19-year-old Jermaine Spain dead and another person with gunshot wounds who was treated at the scene.

Authorities said Monday night multiple shell casings were found at the scene.

A release from the police department said the teenager was detained on suspicion of second-degree murder, armed criminal action and delivery of a controlled substance. The release did not say where or when police detained the teen.

Police say the teen was in juvenile authorities' custody as of Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting is under investigation, the release said. Police did not release the name of the teenager.

Anyone with information is asked to call contact the Columbia Police Department at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.


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  1. The shooters in this town are getting younger and younger. The victim has a criminal record too:

    From 2019 KMIZ reporting: Police arrested Jermaine Spain, 17, of Columbia, and prosecutors charged him with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Investigators said in a probable cause statement that Spain was one of four people who took a cellphone, wallet and cash at gunpoint from the victim during what was supposed to be a rendezvous to buy a PlayStation 4 on Elm Grove Drive.

    Judge sentenced him to 3 years in DOC on 1/21/2020. Why was he out?

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