On April 17, 2011, 27-year-old Donnell Coleman was at home in his apartment located at 7711 North La Porte Avenue in Boone County north of the city of Columbia. Between 11:35 and 11:40 p.m., multiple unknown suspects forced entry into the residence and shot Mr. Coleman to death. A 25 year old woman and a 4 year old child were present in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but were uninjured. The suspects were described as black males who immediately fled the apartment and left the scene, possibly in a sedan style vehicle.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Detective Unit at 573-875-1111 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS.