Columbia Homicide Investigators believe Incident was Drug Related

Columbia Police are continuing to update the public about their homicide investigation in the 1900 block of Lasso Circle on Monday.

According to the department they believe the incident was drug related.

Police say the suspects forced their into the home and assaulted a 24 year female and male at the home.

The female had minor injuries, the male was identified as Augustus Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are asking neighbors in Old Hawthorne to contact them if they have any home security video or information about the incident.

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