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Columbia shooting victim dies; Howard police double reward for information

Police have doubled their reward offering to $5,000 for information on the Jan. 19 shooting of a Columbia man.

Zavian Hagins, 21, died Jan. 29 as a result of his injuries, according to a news release from the Howard County Police Department.

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The shooting occurred near Cedar Lane Park in Columbia on Jan. 19, police said. Hagins was shot on a footpath near the 5200 block of Eliots Oak Road. Police found him there, suffering from a gunshot wound and he was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he remained in critical condition until his death.

Detectives do not believe the shooting was random, and Howard County police are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-313-STOP or hcpdcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov. You may remain anonymous.

Editor’s note: This story will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.


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