UPDATE: Woman arrested after domestic dispute, gunfire at convenience store

Friday, April 20, 2012 | 7:09 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A Boone County woman has been arrested in connection with a domestic dispute that escalated into gunfire Friday afternoon at a convenience store east of Columbia. 

Sheriff's deputies and Columbia Police responded at 12:49 p.m. to the Kwik Store/BP Station at 5701 E. St. Charles Road. 

Witnesses told police that a man and woman were arguing in the parking lot when at least one shot was fired from a brown Chevrolet Tahoe, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department. 

Two children, ages 4 and 5, were in the vehicle at the time of the incident, according to the sheriff's department. A witness was also near the suspect.  

A man believed to be involved in the dispute was released after detectives interviewed him. According to the sheriff's department, the semiautomatic pistol believed to be involved was recovered from a woman's purse on East St. Charles Road across the street from the shooting.

Ebony R. Williams, 24, was arrested after turning herself in at the Columbia Police Department.

Williams is being held in Boone County Jail on charges of first-degree domestic violence, armed criminal action, third-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. As of Friday evening, her bond had not been set.  

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