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Columbia police arrest second murder suspect tied to downtown shooting

Columbia police have now made the second arrest related to a downtown killing.

Marlin Johnson turned himself in Thursday. He’s accused of second degree murder in the death of Joseph Hecht. The 38-year old was shot early Saturday near Eighth and Locust streets. He died at the hospital Sunday.

Kesan McNeal is already in custody on a second degree murder charge.


  1. He turned himself in. Report it correctly.

  2. Cheyenne, that is noted at the top of the story. Thanks. -BT

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