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CrimeStoppers offers reward for information about shooting

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | 6:02 p.m. CDT; updated 9:04 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008

This story has been altered to correct the shooting victim's age.

COLUMBIA — CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of Terron A. Taylor.

Taylor, 18, is suspected of shooting a 20-year-old man at Park Avenue and Fifth Street late Friday night. He is being sought on suspicion of first-degree assault and armed criminal action, said police Sgt. Lloyd Simons. Taylor is described as a black man about 5 feet tall and 130 pounds with braided hair.

According to a news release issued by the Police Department, the victim was standing in the street talking to two people in a vehicle near Park Avenue and Fifth Street at 11:16 p.m. Friday when the passenger in the vehicle began firing a gun. He fired between three and five shots, hitting the victim in the chest once.

The victim drove himself to a hospital for treatment and was in stable condition, according to the release. The suspect and driver fled the scene in the vehicle.

Simons said there was one witness to the crime. He said the relationships among the victim, the shooter and the driver of the vehicle are unknown.

The shooting is being investigated by the department’s Major Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information about the crime can provide tips to CrimeStoppers at 875tips.com.


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