A Columbia man died Wednesday evening when he and a companion attempted a home-invasion robbery, the Columbia Police Department stated in a news release.

Joseph V. Taylor, 17, died when he was shot by the resident of the home in the 1400 block of Doris Drive in northwest Columbia. An emergency call about the shooting and home invasion was received about 7:10 p.m.

The second suspect fled and officers tried to set up a perimeter and use a trained dog to track him but were not successful.

The department provided no information about the identity of the resident or whether either suspect was armed.

Police are asking that anyone with information contact the department at 573-874-7652 or Crimestoppers at 573-875-8477 to remain anonymous.