Columbia brutal assault now a homicide investigation after victim dies

The victim of a brutal assault in Columbia has died from her injuries.

Columbia Police report 33-year-old Maya "Nicki" Wootton died from her injuries on Thursday. 

Wootton was shot inside a home on Orchard Court on Monday evening.  Two suspects, 34-year-old Lucas Harper and 25-year-old Elizabeth Dye, both of Columbia, were arrested for their involvement.  Although they were originally charged with assault, armed criminal action, and robbery, those charges will likely be amended.