Police search for suspect in connection with Friday morning armed robbery

Friday, August 10, 2012 | 1:48 p.m. CDT; updated 2:03 p.m. CDT, Saturday, August 11, 2012

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department considers an at large suspect in a Friday morning robbery to be "armed and dangerous."

According to a news release, the suspect is a "dark-complected," 180-pound black male. He is between 20 and 23 years old, with close-cut hair. He stands about 6 feet tall and was last seen carrying a gun and wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Officers were dispatched to Ash Street and Clinton Drive at 1:04 a.m. after the suspect robbed a male victim, 21, and a female victim, 18.

The suspect demanded the victims' property, which they handed over, the release said. The male victim then attempted to take the suspect's gun but was unsuccessful.

Both victims fled, and the suspect fired at least three rounds at them. One bullet struck the male victim in his right elbow. He sought medical attention on his own, according to the release.

Officers responded to a second incident of shots fired at 1:25 a.m. Friday. 

According to a news release, two male victims, 18 and 20, were confronted at a residence on the 4700 block of Brandon Woods Street by a group they had intended to fight earlier that night. The release said several shots were fired. Bullets struck a vehicle, and the 20 year old was wounded by glass shrapnel, but no other injuries were reported. 

Investigations into both cases are ongoing, according to the police department.

Supervising editor is Hannah Cushman.

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Richard Saunders August 10, 2012 | 5:41 p.m.

Good thing he's just "armed and dangerous," rather than actually being armed and dangerous. I'd mention the other misuse of quotes, but I don't want to appear to be "racist."

Language is your friend.

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Michael Williams August 10, 2012 | 5:51 p.m.

Richard: Yes, that is odd, isn't it.......

Perhaps I'm "suave and debonair" rather than suave and debonair.

Or neither.

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frank christian August 10, 2012 | 8:59 p.m.

"Perhaps I'm "suave and debonair" rather than suave and debonair.

Or neither.

I believe truth prevails. Suave and debonair are descriptive words showing what you are. "Suave and debonair" may be the same words used by another to show what you think you are.

This comes from one, neither suave, nor debonair, so perhaps I should just let it go.

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frank christian August 10, 2012 | 9:32 p.m.

I just broke my self inflicted rule, "don't comment in that section awarded a story, until you have read the story".

The phrase gained the marks in the story because the writer was quoting the statement of the police. Is not the case? Is there another way to relate that information, in the English language?

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Michael Williams August 11, 2012 | 7:29 a.m.

Frank: Ah, yes...I get it now.

I'm absolutely suave and debonair, but no one else would say such a thing.

That's the difference.


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