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Marlin Johnson (Photo: CPD)

Police ID second suspect in deadly downtown Columbia shooting

A man is dead, and one suspect is in custody so far, after a weekend shooting in downtown Columbia.

Police say Joseph Hecht was shot at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday near Eighth and Locust streets. The 38-year-old Sturgeon man died Sunday.

Kesan McNeal, 23, was arrested Sunday on a second degree murder charge. Investigators are looking for a second suspect, 24-year-old Marlin Johnson.

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