Columbia Homicide Suspect Arrested

A second homicide suspect has now been arrested by Columbia Police.

24 year old Marlin Cortez Johnson was arrested yesterday (Thursday) on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 38 year old Joseph Hecht of Sturgeon.

The first suspect identified as 23 year old Kesan Tyree McNeal was arrested July 26th on charges of second degree murder.

The shooting took place in Columbia on Saturday near South 8th Street and Locust.