Man arrested Tuesday after shots fired in north Columbia

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | 4:21 p.m. CDT; updated 4:42 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 19, 2011

COLUMBIA — A man was arrested Tuesday night after police received reports of shots fired in north Columbia.

Kenneth Edwards, 18, was arrested after a short foot chase, said Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jill Wieneke. She said Public Safety Joint Communications told police that three males were seen walking toward Sexton Road after police responded to the call about shots fired near 503 Woodlawn Ave.

Wieneke said officers found the three men walking north on Grand Avenue. She said that as the officers approached the men, one began running away from the other two. The officers caught Edwards near 1001 Grand Ave., Wieneke said.

Wieneke said police recovered a stolen handgun along the path Edwards took.

Wieneke said Edwards told police he was involved in the incident after being read his Miranda rights.

Edwards was charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon. His total bond was set at $18,000.

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