Columbia resident arrested in connection with Oakland Park shooting

Friday, June 1, 2012 | 10:05 a.m. CDT; updated 2:37 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 1, 2012

COLUMBIA — Cedric Barnum, 28, of Columbia, was arrested and charged with armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with shootings at Albert-Oakland Park on Monday.

Bond was initially set at $4,500 for unlawful use of a weapon, but had not been set for the armed criminal action charge, Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

She said police spoke with Barnum by phone and arrested him at 3:50 p.m. Thursday. He was booked into the Boone County Jail at 3:06 a.m. Friday, jail administrator Warren Brewer said.

The police received phone calls Monday evening from people who heard shots fired in the park. After a verbal argument between approximately 15 people, a member of the group shot at the people involved in the argument and fled in a vehicle, police said.

Police believe there was only one shooter, Stroer said. No one was injured.

Police initially issued a warrant for Barnum on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and property damage in the first degree, Stroer said. The incident was still under investigation Friday morning.

Supervising editor is Jake Kreinberg.

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mike mentor June 1, 2012 | 10:44 a.m.

Good Job CPD and those that helped!

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