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19-year-old Bryton Allen is charged with second degree murder and two other felonies. He's jailed without bond (June 29, 2023 mug shot courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff's Department website)

19-year-old Columbia man charged with murder in Dove drive incident

19-year-old Bryton Allen is charged with second degree murder and two other felonies. He’s jailed without bond (June 29, 2023 mug shot courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department website)

A third Columbia man is now facing murder charges for Monday afternoon’s drive-by shooting and homicide on Dove drive.

Boone County prosecutors have charged 19-year-old Bryton Allen with second degree murder and two other felonies for the killing of 33-year-old Deshon Joseph Houston, who was shot to death in his driveway.

Allen appeared via video for his initial arraignment on Thursday. He’s currently on probation for stealing a firearm or an explosive weapon. Two other suspects are charged with second degree murder in the case: they are 21-year-old Jajuan Crockett and 18-year-old Damarkus Williams.

Court documents indicate the shooters fired at Houston from two different vehicles on Monday, with one suspect seen firing out of a sunroof.

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