Columbia Police arrested a juvenile after witnesses saw him brandish a handgun during a fight near Hickman High School at the conclusion of a football jamboree on Friday night, a Columbia Police Department news release said.
The juvenile suspect was arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and was detained by the Missouri Division of Youth Services, the release said.
At about 8:37 p.m., officers working the game were told of a large disturbance in the parking lot, the release said. The officers then saw a crowd of about 300 people running in various directions, the release said. Some in the crowd told officers that a young man had a gun and had brandished it at another juvenile.
Witnesses told police that the juvenile pulled out a gun and pointed it at another juvenile during a confrontation and then put the gun back in his waistband. The juvenile with the gun then was chased by the juvenile suspect involved in the altercation and a second juvenile. During the chase, the gun fell out of the juvenile's pants and was picked up by an unknown female in the crowd, the release said.
After losing the gun, the three subjects resumed their fight.
At 8:44 p.m., officers detained the subject who had brandished the gun on the northeast side of the school. Medical personnel examined the young man and released him without treatment.
The other two juveniles involved in the fight were detained by police and released to their guardians.
Missourian reporters Joshua A. Bickel and Chad Day contributed to this report.